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Baptist State Convention. 


Proceedings of the Seventy-fourth 
Annual Meeting, held in Elizabeth 
City, N. C, December 7-11, 1904. 


List of the Boards of the Convention for 1904—1905, 

Historical Table, Names of Ordained Ministers, 

and Various Denominational Statistics. 





R. H. MARSH. D.D Oxford, N. C. 


T. M. ARRINGTON Rocky Mount. N. C. 

E. P. AYDLETT Elizabeth City, N. C. 

J. M. STONER Asheville, N. C. 


N. B. BROUGHTON Raleigh, N. C. 


HIGHT C. MOORE Raleigh, N. C. 




J. M. STONER Asheville, N. C. 


F. H. BRIGGS . , Raleigh. N. C. 




W. C. TYREE Raleigh, N. C. 

C. M. COOKE Louisburg. N. C. 

F. P. HOBGOOD Oxford, N. C. 

T. H. BRIGGS Raleigh, N. C. 

L. R. MILLS Wake Forest. N. C. 




John E. Ray, Chairman; Livingston Johnson, Corresponding Sec- 
retary; J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen, J. S. Allen, J. D. Boushall, C. B. 
Edwards, A. D. Hunter, J B Boone, J. M. Broughton, A. B. Forrest, 
S. W. Brewer, N. B. Broughton, J. C. Caddell, L. D. Watson, J. H. 
Smith, J. C. Ellington, W. R. Gwaltney, F P. Hobgood, J. N. Hold- 
ing, W. C. Tyree, C. J. Hunter, W. N. Jones, J. C. Scarborough, T. E. 
Skinner, E. S. Dunn, J D Hufham, H v.. Dockery, C. M. Cooke, 
W. L. Poteat, John T. Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. P. Wyatt, T. Neil 
Johnson, A. C. Barron, W. A. Cooper, R. N. Simms, W. R. Cullom, 

B. P. Moses, J. H. Weathers, T J Taylor, T M. Pittman, W. C. 
Petty, T. B. Moseley, Wm. Lunsford, A. I. Justice, R. A. Sentell, A. H. 
Sims, R. L. Patton, J. Y. Joyner, J. W. DenmarK, Walters Durham, 
R. T. Vann, M. L. Kesler, J. Q. Adams, C. A. Jenkens, C. W. Duke, 
A Johnson, N. A. Dunn, J. C. Massee, C. F. Meserve, R. J. Bateman, 
J. S. Farmer, C. H. Poe, T. B. Parker, J. S. Pearson, A. T. Gotten, 
G. N. Cowan. 

AssociATiONAL MEMBERS. — Alleghany and Grayson, W. C. Fields; 
Ashe. J. Eller; Atlantic, J. C. Whitty; Alexander, L. P. Gwaltney; 
Leulah, J. E. Jordan; Bladen, William Brunt; Bner Creek, D. C. 
Jarvis; Brushy Mountain, J. L. Hemphill; Brunswick, B. G. Early; 
Buncombe, A. E. Brown; Caldw&ll, J. V. McCall; Carolina, T. J. Rick- 
man; Cedar Creek, J. G. Fisher; Central, A. C. Green; Catawba 
River, E. McK. Goodwin; Cape Fear, A. H. Porter; Chowan, E. S. 
Norman; Eastern, C. E. Daniel; Elkin, J. I. Dimette (Trap Hill); 
Flat River, T. H. Street; French Broad, R. L. Moore; Green River, 

C. B. Justice; Haywood, J. L. Morgan; Johnston County, C. W. 
Blanchard; King's Mountain, A. C. Irvin; Liberty, C. M. Wall; 
Liberty and Ducktown, J. F. McGee; Little River, J. M. Holleman; 
Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, W. M. Liles; Mitchell, L. H. Green 
(Bakersville) ; Montgomery, W. M. Bostick; Mt. Zion, C. J. D.Parker; 
Neuse, Thos. J. Mitchell; New Found, R. H. Hipps; Pee Bee, W. J. 
Ferrell; Piedmont, J. B. Richardson; Pilot Mountain, H. A. 
Brown; Raleigh, B. L. Middleton; Robeson, C. H. Durham; Sandy 
Creek. G. J. Dowell; South Fork, W. H. Reddish; South River, 
John A. Gates; South YadMn. W. H. Rich; Stanly, E. F. Eddins; 
Stone Mountain. J. S. Kilby; Surry County, J. C. Bass; Tar River, 
N. Biggs; Tennessee River, J. S. Woodard; Three Forks, W. S. 
Farthing; Transylvania. E. Allison; Tuckaseigee. T. C. Brysbn; 


Union, D. A. Snider; West Chowan, L. M. Curtis; Western North 
Carolina, J. T. Piatt; Yadkin, A. S. Speer; Yancey County, B. B. 
Riddle; Wilmington, D. L. Gore. 

C. E. Taylor, W. L. Poteat, J. F. Lanneau, W. B. Royall, W. R. 
Cullom, C. E. Brewer, J. C. Caddell, J. M. Brewer, T. E. Holding, 
J. B. Carlyle, J. H. Gorrell, W. B. Dunn, B. F. Sledd, J. L. Lake, 
J. C. Fowler, G. W. Paschal, L. R Mills, J. B. Powers, R. E. Royall, 
Darius Eatman, N. Y. Gulley, E. W Sykes, W. M. Dickson, J. L. 
Allen, S. J Allen, J. W. Lynch, L. Johnson, W. W. Holding, Z. V. 
Peed, F. K. Cooke. 

C. J. Thompson, President; J. F. McDufEe, Corresponding Secre- 
tary; T. E. Cheek, C. J. D. Parker, H. A. Foushee, C. S. Cashwell, 
Reuben Shipp, R. H. Riggsbee, J. V. Riggsbee. 


E. F. Aydlett, J. W. Bailey, N. Biggs, J. B. Boone, N. B. Brough- 
ton, J. C. Caddell, C. M. Cooke, W. E. Daniel, H. C. Dockery, W. C. 
Dowd, W. J. Ferrell, A. R. Foushee, A. D. Ward, W. R. Gwaltney, 
F. P. Hobgood, J. N. Holding, J. D. Hufham, S. Mclntyre, E. Y. 
Webb, Gary J. Hunter, J. T. J. Battle, L. Johnson, J. W. Lynch, 
R. H. Marsh, C. W. Mitchell, J. Mitchell, G. A. Norwood, Jr., J. M. 
Parrott, J. B. Richardson, R. E. Royall, J. C. Scarborough, T. E. 
Skinner, J. F. Spainhour, E. W. Timberlake, J. H. Tucker, W. C. 
Tyree. R. T. Vann. 


W. N. Jones, President; Stephen Mclntyre, Vice-President; John 
E. Ray, Secretary; John T. Pullen, Treasurer; J. W. Bailey, S. W. 
Brewer, E. McK. Goodwin, Jasper C. Massee, J. N. Holding, Carey 
J. Hunter, Livingston Johnson, J. Y. Joyner, M. L. Kesler, W. C. 
Tyree, W. L. Poteat, J. D. Boushall, N. B. Broughton, W. E. Daniel, 
R. W. Winston, C. E. Holton, C. A. Jenkens, C. B. Justice, W. C. 
Petty, R. N. Simms, 0. L. Stringfield. 


John Mitchell, President; J. A. Durham, W. R. Gwaltney, H. F. 
Shenck, C. E. Holton, John C.Whitty, Henry C. Dockery. .L S. Mon- 
tague, Thomas Carrick, J. H. Lassiter*, F. P. Hobgood, Noah Biggs, 
M. L. Kesler, E. F. Aydlett, John C. Scarborough, John E. Ray,. 
Stephen Mclntyre. 



1. The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male 
representatives from each white Association in the State and one 
annual male representative appointed by the churches for every ten 
dollars contributed to its funds, and of such male life members as 
have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one 
time to the Treasurer for the objects of the Convention. No church 
shall have more than ten representatives. No one shall be a mem- 
ber of the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a 
Baptist Church in fellowship with us, and no other life member 
shall be made. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage 
and support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of 
God to the ministry, and approved by the churches to which they be- 
long; to encourage education among all the people of the State; to 
support the gospel in all the destitute sections of the State and of 
the Southern Baptist Convention; to send the gosrel to the nations 
who have it not; to encourage the distribution and study of the 
Bible and a sound religious literature; to assist Baptist churches in 
the erection of suitable houses of worship; to encourage the proper 
care of indigent orphan children and destitute and aged ministers 
of the gospel, and to co-operate with the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion in all its departments of labor. 

3. This Convention shall meet annually, on Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Correspond- 
ing Secretary, a Treasurer, and Auditor, and five Trustees, all of 
whom, except the Trustees (who shall serve during the pleasure of 
the Convention), shall be elected annually by direct ballot. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance 
with Dr. Kerfoot's Parliamentary Law. One of the Vice-Presidents 
shall preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the pro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and 
publish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. T"he Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Con- 
vention: make public acknowledgment of the same each week 
through the Biblical Recorder; give his bond to the Trustees; for- 
ward, at least once a month, all contributions to their destination; 
at every meeting of the Convention make a full report of his re- 
ceipts and disbursements, and, on retiring from his office, turn over 
to his successor all moneys, papers and books belonging thereto. 

8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all 
property belonging to, or which may be acquired by, the Convention 
and take a sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions 


and amount of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case 
the Treasurer shall refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty 
days after his election, the Trustees snail have power to elect a 
Treasurer. They shall report annually to the Convention. 

9. TTie Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Conven- 
tion, examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, 
papers and books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts in 
the case shall be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention; assist the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor 
to promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist 
promising and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare them- 
selves for the more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention; so 
far as the means at its disposal will allow, supply all destitute por- 
tions of the State with faithful and efficient ministers of the gos- 
pel; give pecuniary aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses 
of worship at proper points in the State, and in cases where pecu- 
niary aid can not be given, commend them to the beneficence of the 
churches; encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a 
sound religious literature in the homes, in the churches and in the 
Sunday Schools; encourage Sunday School Conventions and Insti- 
tutes; continue, and so far as it may be able and the growth of this 
work may require, enlarge the Baptist Book Store, and co-operate 
with all missionary and Sunday School work of the Southern Bap- 
tist Convention. The Board shall appoint of their number a com- 
mittee of seven, to whom shall be committed the Sunday School 
work, and the nomination for approval by the Board of a Sunday 
School Secretary or Secretaries to prosecute the work within the 
bounds of the Convention. The Board shall also appoint three of 
their number, who shall be the managers of the Baptist Book Store, 
and as may be necessary from time to time report its condition to 
the Board. 

13. The Boards shall be appointed annually, and report to each 
session of the Convention. 

14. The Convention year shall close one week before the annual 
meeting of the body. 

15. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of 
their respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding 
Secretary of the Convention. 

16. This Constitution may be changed or amended by two-third3 
of the representatives in attendance at any annual session voting 
in the affirmative. 



Bayboro — J. B. Newton. 
Morehead City — R. P. "Walker. 
New Bern, First Church — C. C. Cox. 
Swansboro — C. E. Edwards. 


Clement — C. R. Vernon, Bushy Pork. 
Ephesus — W. G. Hall, Roxboro. 


Southport — D. I. Watson. 


Asheville, First Church — William Lunsford, J. M. Stoner. 
Asheville, West End — A. E. Brown, 


Morganton — M. L. Kesler. 


FranJclinton — T. B. Justice. 

Raleigh, First Church — W. C. Tyree, J. W. Bailey, John E. Ray, 
J. D. Boushall, J. S. Farmer, Chas. P. Meserve, Walters Durham, 
Hight C. Moore. 

Wake Forest— J. W. Lynch, C. E. Taylor, W. L. Poteat, J. B. Car- 
lyle, W. R. Cullom, B. W. Sikes. 


Ballard's Bridge — Edward Pearce, Edenton, R. F. D. 1. 

Belhaven — Duncan McLeod. 

Blaclcwell Memorial — W. A. Ayers, Elizabeth City. 

Buckhorn — G. P. Britt, Cotta. 

Columbia — Chas. Bateman, Spencer Chaplin, Jr.; John Adam 
Shaw, Fairfield. 

Edenton — C. P. Bogert, L. W. Holloman, C. S. Vann. 

Elizabeth City, First Church — C. W. Duke, E. F. Aydlett, Noah 
Burfoot, James G. Gregory, J. L. Pritchard, G. D. B. Pritchard, P. L. 
Garrett, W. J. Broughton, J. D. Sykes, J. R. Pinner. 

Gatesville — Lycurgus Hofler. 

Hertford — J. N. Booth. 

Maced07iia — Henry E. Foxwell, Edenton. 

Manteo — Thomas G. Wood. 

Middle Swamp — W. H. Riddick, Hazleton. 

Murfreesboro — R. Sewell. 

Rehoboth — ^E. A. Pince, Poplar Branch. 


Reynoldson — W. B. Waff. 

RocTcy Hock — R. B. Hollowell and G. V. Ashly, Edenton. 

Swan's Creek — W. E. Wright, Belcross. 

Shiloh — S. F. Bristow, J. H. Morisette. 

Southside — Enocli Bateman, Columbia. 

Warwick — E. Bunch, Selwin; A. F. Rountree, Hobbville. 


Clinton — C. M. Rock. 
Mount Olive — R. J. Bateman. 


Eure — A. J. Mize, Oxford. 

Oxford — R. H. Marsh, A. B. Dunaway, F. P. Hobgood, A. C. Parham. 

Poplar Creek — James Henry Critcher, Oxford. 

Roxl)oro—G. T. Watkins. 


Mars Hill — Frank A. Clarke. 


Marion — W. B. Morton. 
Rutherfordton — C. B. Justice. 


Waynesville, First Church — B. W. N. Simms. 


Clayton — C. W. Blanchard. 
Mount Moriah — H. Pool, Clayton. 
Smithfield—J. W. Suttle, J. M. Beaty. 


Delight (?)— T. Dixon, Shelby. 

Double Spring— B. G. Washburn, R. F. D. 4. 

King's Mountain — A. H. Sims, 

ifew Bethel — J. V. Devenny, Lawndale. 


Orphanage — Archibald Johnson, Thomasville. 
Reed's X Roads — Jesse L. Myers, Lexington. 
Thomasville — G. P. Harrill, John R. Miller. 
Wallburg—C. M. Wall. 


Central — J. M. Holleman, Apex. 


Charlotte, Ninth Avenue — L. R. Pruett, S. F. Conrad. 



Troy—K. C. Horner. 


Biirlington^-A. W. Setzer. 

Cane Creek— J. F. MacDuffie, Hillsboro, R. F. D. 3. 

Chapel Hill—C. A. Jenkens. 

Durham, First Church— C. J. Thompson, J. J. Lansdell, T. J. Con- 


Durham., Second Church— C. J. D. Parker. 
Edgemo7it—^dvfin'R. Harris, Durham. 


GoKUboro, First Church— W. F. Fry. 
GoUlshoro, Second Church— J. B. Jackson. 
Einston—G. N. Cowan, B. W. Spilman. 
LaGrange—S. W. Oldham. 
New Bern, Tabernacle — N. S. Jones. 
New Bern, Middle Street— C. C. Cox. 


. Laurinburg—R. G. Kendrick, Jr. 


Greensboro, First Church— B.. W. Battle. 
High Point, First Church— W. T. Hundley. 
Reldsville—W. R. Bradshaw. 


Cary — Livingston Johnson, Raleigh. 
Morrisville — J. T. Edmundson, Raleigh. 

Raleigh, Tahernaele-J . C. Massee, N. B. Broughton, J. M. Brough- 
ton, Horace R. Dowell, Benj. A. Betts. 
Wakefield— A. A. Pippin. 


Big Branch— I. P. Hedgepeth, Lumberton. 
Lwmbericm— Charles H. Durham. 


Salisbury, First Church— Wimam H. Rich, Charles B. Jordan. 


Brown's— J. W. Allen, Warrenton. 

Greenville — A. T. King. 

Henderson, First Church— J. D. Larkins. 

Louisburg—K. H. Mashburn, Ivey Allen. 

Mildred— T. J. Crisp, Coneto. 

New Bethel— John William Downey, Henderson. 


:Sew Hope — W. H. White, Wilson. 

:Sorth Rocky Mount — G. L. Merrell, Rocky Mount, R. F. D. 2. 
Plymouth — James W. Rose, Edenton. 
Roanoke Rapids — T. S. Crutchfleld. 

Rocky Mount— Brsixton Craig. J. K. Howell, E. W. Sheerin, T. M. 

Scotland Neck—G. T. Lumpkin, J. D. Hufham, E. E. Hilliard. 

South Henderson — I. N. Loftin, Henderson. 

Washington — Josiah Crudup, J. T. Matthews. 

Warrenton — T. J. Taylor. 

Williamston — R. D. Carroll. 

Wilson — John Thomas Jenkins. 

Weldon — J. W. Morgan. 


Carthage — George J. Dowell. 
Jo7iesboro — Vander Liles. 


Fayetteville, First Church— J. J. Hall, John A. Gates. 
Mission Field — J. N. Fleming, Lumberton. 


Oak Ch-ove — J. H. Henderson, Crowells. 


Monroe, First Church — W. F. Watson. 


Ahoskie — L. M. Curtis, W. J. Green, D. E. Newsom. 
Aulander—W. J. Dunning, A. W. Early, J. E. Lang, W. Lee Britt. 
Bethlehem — A. B. Adkins. 
Cashie — C. M. Mcintosh, Windsor. 
Hebron — Council Parker, Wenola; D. Cale, Potecasi. 
Jackson — J. R. Taylor, R. W. Fleetwood. 

Murfreesboro — A. T. Howell, C. W. Scarborough, George D. Payne. 
Potecasi — Abner Lassiter, Conway. 

Robert's Chapel — D. N. Stephenson and J. H. Stephenson, Pendle- 
ton; B. F. Martin and J. R. Martin, Conway. 
Severn — G. W. Pruden, G. T. Fleetwood. 
Union — J. A. Copeland, Ahoskie. 
Winton—J. A. Speight, James S. Mitchell. 
Woodland— B. J. Harrell, C. W. Harrell. 


Murphy— Baylus Cade. 


Wilmington, First Church — Fred D. Hale. 


North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 


Elizabeth City, Dec. 7, 1904. 

The ]^orth Carolina Baptist State Convention met in its 
seventy-fourth annual session in the meeting-house of the 
First Baptist church in Elizabeth City, at 8 p.m., on Wed- 
nesday, December 7, 1904. 

According to appointment, the introductory sermon was 
preached by J. W. Lynch, of Wake Forest. Theme: "Our 
Redemption — Its Origin, Its Process, and Its Purpose." 
Text : Revelation 1 : 5, 6 — "Unto Him that loved us and 
washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made 
us kings and priests unto God and His Father ; to Him be 
glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." 

R. H. Marsh, President of the previous Convention, then 
assumed the chair and called the body to order. 

Secretary Broughton read the first clause of the Constitu- 
tion declaring the basis of representation in the Convention. 

The President appointed the following Committee on En- 
rollment: C. J. D. Parker, B. W. Parham, W. A. Ayers, 
E. F. Aydlett, J. D. Sykes, W. K Gregory, J. L. Pritchard. 

The committee immediately enrolled the messengers, and 
reported 148 present at this hour. 

There being but one nomination for President of the 
Convention, namely, the present incumbent, it was moved 


and carried that E. H. Marsh, of Oxford, be re-elected by 

T. M. Arrington, of Eocky Mount, E. F. Aydlett, of Elizt- 
beth City, and J. M. Stover, of Asheville, having received 
nominations, Secretary Broughton was instructed to cast the 
vote of the Convention for them as Vice-Presidents of the 

X. B. Broughton as Eecording Secretary, Hight C. Moore 
as Assistant, Walters Durham as Treasurer, F. H. Briggs as 
Auditor, and Livin^ton Johnson as Corresponding Secre- 
tary, were re-elected by acclamation. 

On motion of Livingston Johnson, the President appointed 
the following as the Committee on Order of Business : C. B. 
Justice, L. Johnson, W. E. CuUom, J. TV. Bailey, H. W. 

Address of welcome on the part of the First Baptist 
church and the people of Elizabeth City was delivered by 
Van Buren Martin. Eesponse on behalf of the Convention 
was made by W. L. Poteat. 

The following visitors were introduced to the body and 
welcomed to seats: J. iN". Prestridge, editor of the Baptist 
Argus, of Louisville, Ky. ; B. D. Gray, Corresponding Sec- 
retary of the Home Mission Board, of Atlanta, Ga. ; J. M. 
Frost, Corresponding Secretary of the Sunday School Board, 
of Nashville, Tenn. ; Calvin S. B].ackwell, pastor at Xorfolk, 
Va. ; W. J. McGlothlin, professor in the Southern Baptist 
Theological Secminary; E. E. Bomar, Assistant Correspond- 
ing Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board, of Eichmond, 
Va. : E. G. Sevmour. Missionary and Bible Secretary of the 
American Baptist Publication Society, of Philadelphia. 

J. W, Bailey, for the committee, made the following re- 
port on Order of Business for Thursday, which was adopted : 


9:30 — Devotional Exercises, W. R. Cullom. 
10:00 — Report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 
10:30— Seminary. 



11:15— Report of Board of Education and Ministerial Education. 
12:00— Report of Board of Ministerial Relief. 
12:30 — Greeting from visiting brethren. 

Address by Dr. R. G. Seymour, of American Baptist Publi- 
cation Society. 


3 : GO — Miscellaneous. 

3:30 — Condition of Churches. 

4:00— Sunday School Board of Southern Baptist Convention. 

4:30 — Adjourn. 


7:30 — ^^Devotional Exercises. 
8:00 — Woman's Work. 
8:30 — Foreign Missions. 

After annoimcements, the Convention adjourned, with ben- 
ediction hj W. C. Tyree. 

SECOND DAY — MoRNmo Session. 

Elizabeth City, Dec. 8, 1904. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by W. E. CuUom, 
the Scripture selection being from the fifth chapter of Ro- 

The journal of last night's proceedings was read, cor- 
rected and approved. 

The President appointed the following committees : 

Ministerial Education — H. H. Mashburn, J. R. Miller, W. G. 
Hall, F. A. Clarke, C. B. Jordan, R. G. Kendrick, Jr., J. B. Jackson. 

Periodicals— G. T. Watkins, S. W. Oldham, J. W. Suttle, J. M. 
Holleman, J. M. Fleming, V. Liles, G. J. Dowell. 

On motion of J. W. Bailey, the Order of Business was 
changed for 12:30 to-day from "Greetings from Visiting 
Brethren" to "Address by R. G. Seymour." 

Livingston Johnson, Corresponding Secretary of the Con- 
vention, presented the report of the Board of Missions and 


Sunday Schools, reading selections tlierefrom and distribu- 
ting printed copies to the messengers present. It was or- 
dered that the report be printed in the minutes of the Con- 

Report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools^ 


It is with peculiar pleasure and profound gratitude to God that 
the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools presents its annual re- 
port to the seventy-fourth session of the Baptist State Con- 
vention. The manifold mercies of God have been vouchsafed unto 
us during the year which is now closing. Our people have reached 
higher ground on the subject of missions than ever before, as the 
figures in this report will indicate. Tie reflex influence of this 
increased Interest in missions is seen in the showers of spiritual 
blessings that have come upon very many of our churches. Reports 
of gracious meetings have been received from every quarter of the 
State. From the old, established churches and from the mission 
fields come tidings of God's blessings. Christians have been re- 
vived and sinners regenerated by the Spirit of God. From the latest 
figures that could be obtained, we learn that there are 182,614 white 
Baptists in the State and 1,792 churches. Last year's figures showed 
177,835 members, and 1,763 churches. This is a gain of 4,779 in 
membership and twenty-nine churches have been added to the list. 
Our people were never more solidly united, nor more entirely loyal 
to all our denominational enterprises than they are to-day. Our 
vision of the Lord's work has been broadened, and our undertakings 
have been enlarged. 

We have no time nor disposition to cherish suspicion, or enter- 
tain feelings of petty jealousy, but in solid phalanx we are marching 
under the banner of our King. 

"We are not divided, all one body we 
One in hope and doctrine, one in charity." 

Our cause has made substantial progress this year. Many church 
buildings have been completed. Some of these houses are valuable 
and handsome structures. Progress has been made along educa- 
tional lines. Our Associational schools are all flourishing; a mag- 
nificent building known as "Faircloth Hall" has been erected on the 
s;rounds of the Baptist University for Women; the Chowan Female 
Institute has greatly improved its scientific department, and is pre- 
paring to erect a much-needed building; and in a few months two 
ii<^\v buildings. Science Hall, and the Infirmary, will be added to the 


already magnificent cluster of buildings at Wake Forest College. 
While the Oxford Seminary for Girls has no organic connection 
with our Convention, we note with pleasure that new and better 
equipped buildings have taken the place of the old one which was 
destroyed by fire last winter. 

In all our denominational work we see that the Lord has "crowned 
the year with His goodness." 


There have been some changes of which note should be made in 
this report. 

Ouu Dead. 

It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of two of our most 
efficient missionaries. On July 6, 1904, Brother N. A. Shelly "fell 
on sleep." For many years Brother Shelly was a faithful mission- 
ary in the Eastern Association. He was an earnest, consecrated, 
courageous soldier of the cross. His whole soul was in his work. 
Year after year he pleaded for reinforcements. Last June a brother 
was employed to help Brother Shelly, but reached the field just in 
time to preach the funeral of the faithful missionary who fell at his 
post of duty. 

On the 18th of August, 1904, Brother C. B. Paul was called from 
a life of arduous labor, to receive a "crown of glory that fadeth 
not away." No truer, braver soldier than C. B. Paul, ever buckled 
on the armour of his Lord. He had just entered upon his work as 
General Missionary of the Atlantic Association, when the summons 
came calling him up higher. The Atlantic was his native Associa- 
tion, and he showed for the people who lived within its borders a 
love akin to that which the great apostle whose name he bore felt 
for "his brethren, his kinsmen according to the flesh." The Board 
thought it very fortunate that they were able to secure the services 
of Brother Paul, and cherished great hopes concerning his work in 
that important field; but God, whose ways are inscrutable, saw that 
it was best to take him home. "They rest from their labors and 
their works do follow them." 

Brother A. E. Brown, who for five years did such efficient work 
as Assistant Corresponding Secretary of our Convention, resigned 
the first of July to accept a position with the Home Mission Board. 
We wish to bear testimony to his true worth as a man, and to the 


high character of his work. Perhaps no man of this generation has 
done so much for Western North Carolina as has A. E. Brown. 
While it was with reluctance that we gave him up, we rejoice that 
he has been called to a broader field of usefulness, and assure him 
of our sympathy and prayers in his enlarged work. 

Our Workers and Their Fields. 

There were on our roll this year 124 Missionaries, as against 101 
last year. These Missionaries labored in 37 associations. Below 
are given the associations, with the number of Missionaries in each, 
together with the amount appropriated to each association: 

Number of Mis- Total Appro- 

sionaries. priation. 

Alleghany and Grayson 1 $125 . 00 

Ashe 1 250 . 00 

Atlantic 9 1,250.00 

Buncombe 4 600 . 00 

Brunswick 1 125 . 00 

Central 1 50 . 00 

Catawba 4 100 . 00 

Caldwell 1 125 . 00 

Carolina 1 75 . 00 

Chowan 4 650 . 00 

Eastern 3 550 . 00 

French Broad 1 200 . 00 

Green River 4 500 . 00 

Johnston County 4 1,000 . 00 

King's Mountain 1 75 . 00 

Liberty 4 340 . 00 

Little River 2 150 . 00 

Liberty and Ducktown 1 25.00 

Mitchell 1 75.00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus 7 1,000.00 

Mount Zion 6 700 . 00 

Neuse 6 1.375.00 

Piedmont 6 775 . 00 

Pee Dee 3 315 . 00 

Pilot Mountain 7 535 . 00 

Raleigh 3 300.00 

South Yadkin 7 1,610 . 00 

South Fork 4 410 . 00 

Sandy Creek 1 40 . 00 


Number of Mis- Total Appro- 

sionaries. priation. 

Stanly 2 $100 . 00 

Stone Mountain 1 200 . 00 

Surry 1 400.00 

T'ar River 17 2,810 . 00 

Tennessee River 1 200 . 00 

Wilmington 2 600 . 00 

Western North Carolina 1 300 . 00 

Yancey 1 100 . 00 

Total 124 $18,035 . 00 

In addition to the above there M^ere about twenty associational 
missionaries, whose names were not sent to the Secretary. 

In the above are not included the nine colporteurs who worked 
during vacation, the eight teachers of the Bible in the mountain 
schools whose salaries for the spring term were paid through our 
Board, or the Sunday School Secretary. A few of these missionaries 
resigned before the year was out, which causes a slight change in the 
above figures. 

It will be noticed that some associations receive larger appropria- 
tions than others in which there are the same number of missiona- 
ries. This can be accounted for on the ground that in some associa- 
tions, as the Tar River, Neuse and Atlantic, the territory is more 
strictly missionary, and the field is not able to contribute so much 
toward the support of a missionary. In the associations where the 
appropriations are largest according to the number of missionaries, 
the average salary of the missionaries is smaller than in other asso- 
ciations receiving smaller amounts from the Board. 


Number of sermons preached 8,471 

Churches supplied 351 

Out-stations supplied 153 

Religious visits 12,827 

Conversions reported 1,954 

Baptisms 1,036 

Added by letter 898 

Protracted meetings held 226 

Church houses building 59 

Church houses finished 18 

Churches organized 16 

Bibles and Testaments distributed 570 

Tracts distributed 14,963 



Funds Raised by Missionaries. 

Paid on salary $12,307.01 

Paid on churches 15,283 . 32 

Paid on parsonages 495 . 68 

State Missions 1,421. 66 

Associational Missions 588 . 02 

Foreign Missions 990 . 10 

Home Missions 722 . 93 

Education 517 . 86 

Orphanage 1,058 . 44 

Sunday Schools 96 . 13 

Ministerial Relief 118.95 

Other objects 4,718 . 11 

Total $38,318 . 21 

Sunday Schools on Mission Fields. 

Number of Schools 259 

Pupils 13,571 

OfScers and teachers 1,320 

Conversions 695 

Church members in Sunday Schools 1,000 

Sunday Schools organized 60 

Contributed for expenses $2,374.29 

State Missions 26 . 98 

Other objects 638 . 13 

A comparison of these figures with those of last year will show 
that there has been raised on the mission fields $3,219.16 more than 
last year; but such comparison will also bring out the unpleasant 
fact that there have not been so many conversions and baptisms as 
last year. A few of the missionaries failed to send in their reports 
for the last quarter. Tills is the quarter when most of the meetings 
are held and the largest number of baptisms reported. But allowing 
for this, the figures are still below those of last year. Out of a total 
of a hundred and one missionaries last year, nine reported no bap- 
tisms, while out of a total of a hundred and twenty-four this year, 
thirty reported no baptisms. It should also be noted that the fields 
from which no baptisms are reported are, with few exceptions, be- 
hind in their contributions. We would urge the missionaries who 
may be appointed by the Board next year, to labor and pray for the 
conversion of souls. While it is important that they press the finan- 
cial interests of the Lord's kingdom, they should always make the 
spiritual interests paramount. 



The work was laid out this year on a $30,000.00 basis, an advance 
of 15,000.00 over last year. The Treasurer's report shows that we 
have received for State Missions $26,164.21. In the appropriations 
were included $5,000.00 appropriated by the Home Board to the moun- 
tain schools and $1,200.00 appropriated by our Board to the Sunday 
School work, in the event that much would be needed to supplement 
the amount sent up by the churches for the support of the Sunday 
School work. The fall appropriations ($2,500.00) have not been sent 
in yet, but belongs on this year's report. This would appear to make 
the amount raised in our State $2,500.00 less than it really is. The 
Home Board has asked whether this fund should be disbursed 
through our Board or by the Home Board. We believe that in the 
matter of disbursing funds, appointing workers and in the manage- 
ment of mission matters in this State, by all Boards, the influence 
of the State Mission Board should be paramount. Last year $79.46 
was the amount received for our Baptist Sunday School work. 
Brother Hight C. Moore has taken hold of this work with a vigorous 
hand. The brethren have rallied to his support, and have shown 
their loyalty to our own Baptist Sunday School work by contributing 
$830.73 toward its support. The $2,500.00 sent by the Home Board 
to the schools, and $830.73 contributed for Sunday School work make 
the sum of $3,330.73. This amount added to $26,164.21 reported for 
State Missions, makes $29,494.94 that we have received. Last year 
the total for State Missions, as per Treasurer's report, was $26,339.86; 
but reference to the minutes, page 22, will show that $1,137.25 of that 
amount belonged to the year previous, leaving $25,171.55 as the 
amount actually raised. It will be seen from these figures that we 
have raised this year $4,323.39 more than last. It should be borne in 
mind that this advance was in the amount raised from the churches 
and not in associational Missions. The churches sent in cash last 
year leaving out associational Missions, and appropriations from 
Home Board $15,171.55. This year the churches sent in cash 
$19,494.94, an increase of 30 per cent. 


The last Convention instructed the Board to employ not more than 
fifty ministerial students during vacation to do colportage work. 
When the appropriations were made it was found that the funds 
available were sufficient to employ only nine colporteurs. Nine 
young men were put in the field for two months at a salary of twenty- 
five dollars per month, and ten per cent on sale of books, and their 
railroad fare to and from their fields of labor. The American Bap- 
tist Publication Society donated $300.00 worth of books. Half of 


these went to the Missionaries in the West, and the other half were 
placed in the hands of the nine ministerial students mentioned 
above. The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion, made a donation of a hundred dollars worth of Bibles and 
Testaments. Following is the report of the colporteurs: 

Number of Colporteurs 9 

Days of service 540 

Books given away 289 

Books sold 914 

Services held 238 

Families visited 3212 

Tracts distributed 73 


Disbursements (salaries, traveling expense and 

freight on books) $590 . 09 

Receipts ( from sale of books) $102 . 13 

Balance 487.96 

$590.09 $590.09 

It will be seen by the above that the colportage work cost us above 
receipts, $487.96. The supplies of books unsold have been returned. 


The subjoined report of the Woman's Central Commitee is worthy 
of careful study. Steadily, year by year, the women have gone for- 
ward in their contributions to all our Mission objects. Last year 
their report showed that they had raised for all objects, $11,322.95. 
The mark was raised this year to $13,000.00. Reference to the 
figures will show that they have raised this year, $14,287.93. The 
influence of the Missionary Societies on the churches is worth 
more to the denomination than the amount they raise, as consider- 
able as that is. Through no agency, perhaps, is Missionary informa- 
tion so widely disseminated as through the Woman's Missionary 
Societies. The prayers of our godly women are a spiritual force 
in our Baptist Zion, the influence of which it would be hard to 

Again we wish to express to our sisters our hearty appreciation 
of the great work they are doing. 

Report of the Wojian's Central Committee. 

It is with rejoicing that we report this year the most signal ad- 
vance in the history of the united work of the Woman's Missionary 
Societies of the Baptist Churches of our State. 



The lines of advance are so numerous that we cannot name them 


One hundred and four new Societies have been organized. The 
number of Societies reporting regularly each quarter has materially 
increased. A greater interest has been taken in the training of the 
children in mission thought and contribution. A larger number of 
associational vice-presidents charged with the oversight of Woman's 
Mission work in their respective sections have done active and effect- 
ual work. A considerable and ever-increasing number of Societies 
have followed the systematic course of mission study recommended 
by the Central Committee: Rex Christus, an outline study of China, 
being the course followed in 1904; Dux Christus, an outline study 
of Japan, being recommended for 1905. For two years past, 1902 
and 1903, the contributions of the Societies had lingered around 
eleven thousand dollars. It was, therefore, with some hesitation 
that we took for our aim in 1904 the giving of $13,500.00 for State, 
Home and Foreign Missions. To-day we report for these three 
objects the sum of fourteen thousand, two hundred and eighty-seven 
dollars and ninety-three cents ($14,287.93), an advance of $2,965.00, 
or nearly three thousand dollars over last year. 

In view of such signal advance it is not to be wondered at that we 
look forward to the opening year with the expectation of still larger 

Our aim is still far ahead of us. It is no less than a "Missionary 
Society in every church and every woman a member of it." While 
it is true that there are now nearly six hundred Missionary Societies 
in the Baptist Churches of North Carolina, this is not half the total 
number of churches. The larger churches, almost without exception, 
having Societies, we wish now especially to enlist the interest of the 
pastors of the weaker churches in fostering organizations in the 
flocks under their care, fully believing, from past experience, that 
there is no more fruitful agency for strengthening the work at home 
as well as blessing it abroad. 

More than this, it is a part of the responsibility laid upon your 
committee to plan for the missionary training of the children of the 
churches and Sunday Schools. While a number of Sunbeam Socie- 
ties are doing excellent work to this end, the great problem of the 
missionary training of "the future church" has hardly been touched. 
Besides this, we are losing the strength and influence of the young 
women of our churches for lack of definite organization, aim and 
missionary purpose for them. 

These three branches of endeavor and opportunities for enlarge- 
ment, therefore, call for even more strenuous effort in the future. 


and in all of these we ask the assistance of the pastors and all lovers 
of missions. 

Respectfully submitted, Faxxie E. S. Heck, 

Pres. W. C. C. of Missions. 
Mrs. W. N. Jones, 

Cor. Sec. W. C. C. of Missions. 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Report of the Woman's Central Committee of Missions for the 
Year Ending Nov. 30, 1904. 

To Foreign Missions $3,590 . 97 

To Christmas offering 1,121.08 

To Yates College 402 . 67 

Total Foreign Missions $5,114 . 72 

To Home Missions $1,527 . 03 

To Self-Denial offering 973.02 

To Home Mission Boxes 4,179 . 24 

Total Home Missions 6,679 . 29 

To State Missions $2,412 . 02 

To State Mission Boxes 77.50 

Total State Missions 2,489 . 52 

To Expense Fund 2 . 90 

To Sunday School Board 1 . 50 

Total $14,287 . 93 

Of this amount the Sunbeam Societies contributed: 

To Foreign Missions $531 . 53 

To Christmas offering 108 . 23 

To Yates College 41.21 

Total Foreign Missions $680 . 97 

To Home Missions $127 . 53 

To Home Mission Boxes 54.35 

To Self-Denial offering 44 . 59 

Total Home Missions 226 . 47 

To State Missions 159 . 88 

Total $1,067.32 

Respectfully submitted. 

Miss F. E. S. Heck. 
Mrs. W. N. Jones, President. 




This is the last year of the third term of co-operation, by which is 
meant work done among the colored people in co-operation with the 
Home Mission Board and Home Mission Society. For nine years 
this work has been prosecuted and the results have been gratifying. 
This year the small amount of two hundred dollars was given to 
it. There are two colored conventions in the United States, known 
as the National and Lott Carey Conventions. In North Carolina 
the Lott Carey Convention has much greater numerical strength 
than the National Convention, indeed they are practically in control 
of negro Baptist work. It is with the Lott Carey brethren that we 
have carried on the work of co-operation for nine years. Under 
the plan of work among the negroes adopted by the last session of 
the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Convention was re^ 
cognized as the representative body of colored Baptists, and the work 
done among the negroes was to be in co-operation with the National 
Convention except in those states where the State Mission Board 
advised a different method of work. Our Board was not called to- 
gether, but a majority of them, being consulted, expressed the opinion 
that we should not ignore the Lott Carey brethren with whom we 
have worked so harmoniously, but that the present plan of co-opera- 
tion should be continued until the meeting of our Convention. The 
Home Mission Board cheerfully agreed to continue its appropriation 
to the work in North Carolina, to be carried on in co-operation with 
the Lott Carey Convention. The Home Mission Society also renewed 
its appropriation for another year. We recommend that, pending 
the meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, at which time the 
Commission will report and the Convention take final action, we 
continue the work of co-operation according to the present plan 
and on the present financial basis. 

Bible Institute Work. 

Bible Institutes have been conducted in the western part of the 
State by Rev. W. H. Woodall. Those who have attended these 
institutes speak in the highest terms of the work done. The great 
difficulty has been in getting the pastors to attend. 

Below is a statement from Brother Woodall giving a summary 
of work done: 

"I am now at Clyde in the midst of a Bible School for the Hay- 
wood County Association. Will close the 25th. The attendance and 
interest in the community is splendid and growing day by day. The 
preachers of the county are not much in evidence. A faithful few 
take advantage of it; the majority stay away. It is the faithful few 
who do all the work of the Master any way. 

"I have conducted eleven Bible Schools with an average of ten 


days each actual teaching, not including the time on the road getting 
to them. This estimate includes the school in Swain and Buncombe 
yet to be taught. 

"I have attended eight Associations. There were at six of them 
no representatives of our general work, and I did what I could to 
represent them, especially State and Home Missions. In all but one, 
the Buncombe, I made a special presentation of the Bible work. 
There it was hardly needed, as I have three invitations, awaiting my 
answer, to hold Bible Schools in Buncombe County. 

"These, leaving time for brief visits home between, have filled the 
year pretty full, and I have six or eight invitations that I cannot 
fill until after January 1, 1905." 

The Home Mission Board has appropriated a sum sufficient to 
employ Brother Woodall for half his time. If the pastors could be 
induced to attend these Bible Schools, we believe it would be well 
for our Board to supplement this appropriation with a sufficient 
amount to secure tlie services of Brother Woodall for his whole time. 

To the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 

Dear Brethren: — As the committee of seven appointed by you to 
have the oversight of the Sunday School Department of our work, 
we take great pleasure in submitting herewith the report of our State 

Your committee acknowledges the goodness of our Heavenly 
Father in sending to us Elder Hight C. Moore, who accepted the 
invitation of your committee, and took charge of our Sunday School 
work on the first of February last. The energy, efficiency and wis- 
dom with which Brother Moore has prosecuted the task committed 
to him has greatly inspired our people and given to our cause an 
impetus of much promise for the future. 

Believing as we do that our Sunday School work should have the 
same recognition as other objects of the Convention, we would re- 
spectfully recommend that the churches in the several Associations 
make pledges for the support of our Sunday School work as they do 
for the other objects of the Convention. 

N. B. Broughton, 


To the Sunday-school Committee of the Board of Missions and Sun- 
day-schools of the Baptist State Convention: 
Dear Brethren: — I beg to submit herewith a detailed report of my 

work as Field Secretary for the ten months of my service, namely, 

from February 1st to November 30th, 1904. 


It may be said in the outset tliat tlie plan of work outlined by the 
Committee and adopted by the Board last December has been before 
me constantly during the year and I have sought in every way possi- 
ble with the means at hand and without a day's vacation to carry out 
the policy and the wishes of the Committee and of the Board. 

The report will contain a summary of the work in the field, state 
what has been done in the office, give account of the expenses and 
support of the department, raise a few points for conference, and 
close with a flexible forecast of the work for the coming year. 

I. The Work Afield. 

The Secretary has interpreted the Board's plan as directing him 
to four lines of field work: (1) The holding of rallies in which he is 
to arouse general interest in Sunday-school work; (2) the holding 
of institutes in which he is to impart instruction with special refer- 
ence to the training of teachers; (3) the encouragement of Sunday- 
school unions, conventions or conferences, with a view to unifying 
our Sunday-school interests and organizing our Sunday-school forces; 
and (4) the attendance upon the annual associational gatherings for 
the purpose of stimulating the Sunday-school cause in general and 
in particular for the harmonizing of our denominational Sunday- 
school forces. While several institutes have been held and a few 
conventions have been attended, the main part of the work during 
these ten months has been the holding of rallies and the visiting of 
the associations, since our main aim and accomplishment at this 
stage of the work has been to arouse interest and lay plans for future 

The following is a summary of the work done month by month, 
giving number of services held, points occupied, and associations 

February, 15 services at 10 points in 6 associations. 
March, 35 services at 10 points in 5 associations. 
April, 20 services at 12 points in 7 associations. 
May, 23 services at 9 points in 7 associations. 
June, 20 services at 9 points in 5 associations. 
July, 23 services at 9 points in 7 associations. 
August, 22 services at 10 points in 9 associations. 
September, 25 services at 12 points in 7 associations. 
October, 16 services at 10 points in 7 associations. 
November, 23 services at 11 points in 8 associations. 

The total for the ten months is 222 services at 102 points in 68 
associations. Thus there has been a round average per month of 22 
services at 10 points in 7 associations. 

But since there are several duplicates in both the associations and 


the points visited it may be well to summarize the work from the 
associational standpoint giving the number of churches in which 
services were held: 

Atlantic, 1; Bladen, 2; Brushy Mountain, 5; Buncombe, 2; Cald- 
well, 2; Central, 2; Chowan, 1; Eastern, 1; Flat River, 1; French 
Broad, 1; Green River, 3; Johnston, 4; King's Mountain, 2; Liberty, 
1; Little River, 5; Mecklenburg-Cabarrus, 4; Mitchell, 2; Mount 
Zion, 7; Neuse, 3; Pee Dee, 2; Piedmont, 2; Pilot Mountain, 1; 
Raleigh, 4; Robeson, 1; Sandy Creek, 1; South Fork, 2; South River, 
2; South Yadkin, 3; Stanly, 1; Stony Fork, 1; Surry, 1; Tar River, 
5; Union, 4; West Chowan, 6; Yadkin, 2; Yancey, 2. Thus the Sec- 
retary has done work at ninety different churches in thirty-six differ- 
ent associations. 

It may be stated just here that the Secretary has attended twenty- 
three associational meetings, as follows: Atlantic, Bladen, Brushy 
Mountain, Chowan, Eastern, Green River, Johnston, King's Moun- 
tain, Liberty, Little River, Mitchell, Neuse, Pilot Mountain, Raleigh, 
Robeson, Sandy Creek, Stanly, Stony Fork, Surry, Union, West Cho- 
wan, Yadkin, Yancey. Arrangements had been made to attend also 
the Cedar Creek and the South River, but a mistake in the published 
dates of these meetings prevented. 

To further summarize the work by counties, the following is the 
field record: 

Alamance — Burlington. 
Bertie — Ross (church). 

Bladen — Abbottsburg, Shady Grove (church). 
Buncombe — Asheville, Barnardsville. 
Cabarrus — Concord. 
Caldwell — Lenoir, Globe. 
Carteret — Morehead City. 
Chowan — Edenton. 
Cleveland — Shelby, Zoar (church). 
Cumberland — Fayetteville. 
Davidson — Pine Meeting House (church). 

Durham — Durham, East Durham, West Durham. Roberson Grove 
Edgecombe — Rocky Mount (mission Sunday-school). 
Franklin — Franklinton. 
Gaston — Gastonia. 
Granville — Oxford. 
Guilford — Greensboro. High Point. 

Harnett — Buie's Creek, Dunn. Lillington, Holly Springs (church). 
Hertford — Murfreesboro. 
Johnston — Selma. Smithfield, Clayton, Pisgah (church). 


Lenoir — Kinston. 

McDowell — Marion, Clear Creek (church). 
Madison — ^Mars Hill. 
Mecklenburg — Charlotte. 

Mitchell — Bakersville, Roan Mountain (church). 
Moore — Jackson Springs, Sanford. 
Nash — Rocky Mount. 

Northampton — Pendleton, Woodland, Rich Square, Garysbi'rg. 
Orange — Cane Creek (church). 
Richmond — 'Rockingham, Roberdel. 
Robeson — Parkton. 
Rowan — Salisbury, Spencer. 
Rutherford — Rutherfordton. 

Sampson — Spring Branch (church), New Hope (church). 
Stanly — Kendall's (church). 
Stokes — Friendship (church). 
Surry — Siloam. 

Union — Monroe, Wingate, Marshville, Mt. Harmony (church). 
Vance — Henderson, New Sandy Creek (church). 
Wake — Raleigh, Wake Forest, Olive Branch (church). 
Warren — Warren Plains. 
Wayne — 'Goldsboro, Eureka. 

Wilkes — Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, Moravian Falls, Edgewood, 
Stony Hills (church). 
Yadkin — Yadkinville, Flat Rock (church). 
Yancey — Burnsville, Brown's Creek (church). 

Thus work has been done at eighty-one post-offices, in forty-five 
counties, in the State. Without design in the beginning or observa- 
tion until this summary was being prepared it is seen that twenty- 
five county-seats are included. 

The only series of meetings held by the Secretary during his term 
of service was at Buie's Creek last March. There were sixteen 
accessions to the church. The amount received for service rendered 
was handed the Convention Treasurer and the Buie's Creek church 
given credit for it as a contribution to our Sunday-school work. 

It should be said that the Secretary's field work has so far been 
regulated entirely by requests that have come for his services. 
Another year it is expected to plan the work beforehand so as to 
cover as nearly as possible all our territory and those portions in 
particular that have not yet been visited. But the plan of awaiting 
opportunities for work has been thought best during the year now 


II. The Work ix the Office. 

The following are the main features of the work that has been 
done in the office: 

1. One of the first things done by the incoming Secretary last Feb- 
ruary was to open, by the courtesy and co-operation of the Editor, 
a Sunday-school Department in the Biblical Recorder for the purpose 
of keeping the Sunday-school work before our people and to reach 
and edify as many Sunday-school workers as possible. In it the 
Secretary gives some report of the work he is doing; notes matters 
of interest in our Sunday-schools over the State; calls attention to 
plans in successful operation elsewhere; answers inquiries as he 
may be able; makes mention of the best books on Sunday-school work 
and Bible study — in short, endeavors to bring into the two columns 
at his disposal as much as possible of everything a Sunday-school 
worker ought to be and know and do. Tliere is abundant and grati- 
fying evidence that this department is proving of value to our work 
in the State. 

2. In order to stimulate, unify, and organize our Sunday-school 
forces a proposal was made in March to brethren in each associa- 
tion that the May union meetings be devoted to a consideration of 
Sunday-school topics and work in the State. There were favorable 
responses from about thirty associations regarding the suggestion. 
Several others had their Sunday-school Union the last of July. 
Besides, there are some associations that have separate Sunday- 
school Conventions in the summer. Taking these all together, we 
should say there have been general Sunday-school gatherings in 
between forty and fifty of our associations. 

3. A list of the Baptist Sundaj'^-school superintendents in the State 
was prepared by consultation with the associational minutes and by 
correspondence. About eight hundred names are now in hand, but 
the list is far from complete and, owing to frequent changes, it must 
also be inaccurate. A later and fuller list is now in course of prepa- 

4. In response to requests free supplies of literature, generously 
donated by our Sunday-school Board of Nashville, have been sent to 
several Sunday-schools in weak missions and needy churches. 

5. Several brethren whose names were furnished by our State 
Missionaries were requested in the spring to organize Sunday- 
schools in near-by neighborhoods that were destitute of regular re- 
ligious services. A few responded and it is hoped that some good 
work was done in this way. 

d. The correspondence incident to the position has of course re- 
ceived due and regular attention: communication with workers over 
the State, answering inquiries, making engagements, suggesting 
topics for discussion, and the like. 


7. Carrying out the Board's suggestion as to the relation of the 
Secretary to the Missionaries, a letter containing fifteen questions 
with blanks for reply was sent to each of our State Missionaries call- 
ing for facts, problems, achievement and outlook in their various 
fields. About forty responses came in and they were valuable as 
giving the true Sunday-school situation in the denominationally des- 
titute communities over the State. The digest of these replies was 
given in the Recorder's Sunday-school Department in the early 

8. Having had numerous requests as to the best books for Sunday- 
school workers in various departments the Secretary after corre- 
spondence with experts and consultation of select book lists pre- 
pared an article on "The Best Books for Sunday-school Workers." 
This was first published in the Recorder and has just been put in 
tract form — fifteen hundred copies at a personal cost of $1.50. The 
tract is to be used in institutes and in correspondence where it may 
be serviceable. 

9. The gathering of Sunday-school statistics, entrusted to and en- 
joined upon the Secretary, has been done indirectly. The figures 
given in the Annual of the Southern Baptist Convention have been 
compared with those given in the American Baptist Year Book and 
the largest figure named by either is put down as representing the 
fuller reports. The table as thus prepared is herewith submitted for 
insertion, if desired, in the forthcoming Minutes of the Convention; 
as will be seen, it gives us a total of 1,427 Sunday-schools with 8,744 
officers and teachers and an enrollment of 105,095. 

III. Expenses and Sxjpport. 

Aside from the salary of the Secretary the expenses of the Depart- 
ment during the ten months have been as follows: Stationery, $6.75; 
stamps, $25.00; office rent, $60.00; traveling expenses, $223.02. Total, 

Distinct advance has been made this year in the direct support of 
the department by special contributions from Sunday-schools, 
churches, and institutes, as contemplated by the Committee, the 
Board and the Convention. Appeals for this work were sent out in 
June (which was designated by the Board as Sunday-school month) 
and in October, when it was hoped the Sunday-schools would make 
offerings for our work and thus indirectly aid the State Mission 
cause. The responses were sufficiently general and liberal to be a 
matter of gratification. The amount forwarded to Treasurer Durham 
for the Sunday-school work from February 1st to December 1st was 

It is believed that during the coming year the department will be 
entirely supported by direct offerings to sustain it. A goodly number 


of the associations have adopted a resolution urging all the Sunday- 
schools in their bounds to noake at least one offering during the 
conaing year to our work; and five, if not more, placed it on the regu- 
lar list of their benevolences, making pledges for it. The more vigor- 
ous institute work planned for the coming year will very likely 
mean an increase in offerings, since, as planned by the Board, a col- 
lection is to follow each institute. Fifteen hundred dollars is an 
easily possible figure for next year's contributions direct to this 


The Secretary would be glad to have the Committee consider the 
following items: 

1. He is impressed with the need of leaflets and tracts bearing 
directly on our Sunday-school work in North Carolina. For such 
literature there have been frequent calls and even a greater need 
than has been manifest; yet he has been unable to comply with these 
requests or in any way meet the real demand. Tlie Recorder depart- 
ment is of very great service in this line, but it does not altogether 
take the place of tracts. If, say, $25 could be set aside as a "Sunday- 
school Tract Fund" for next year, it could be used to good advantage 
in the furtherance of our work. 

2. There are more calls for Sunday-school talks and institutes than 
the Secretary can possibly accept and there are many other points 
that he could effectively reach by proxy. To do this work, supple- 
menting and extending that of the Secretary, there are several capa- 
ble and consecrated men whose services are available. The only 
question is regarding their expense to and from the point needing 
their services. This could at the present stage of our work be 
sufficiently provided for through a "Supply Workers' Fund" of from 
$50 to $100 per annum. It is not unlikely that the collections taken 
by these supply workers at their various appointments would much 
more than meet their traveling expenses. 

V. A GuvNCE Ahead. 

The work during the past ten months has really been prepara- 
tory — the fitting of the man into the work, the fixing of the work 
more firmly into our denominational life, and the fanning of the 
flame of Sunday-school interest in the State-wide brotherhood. Now 
we ought to be in better shape to carry out more fully the letter and 
spirit of the policy adopted by the Board a year ago. In doing this, 
if the Committee approve, the following special features will mark 
the work along the same general lines as for the year now closing: 

1. First of all, particular emphasis upon institutes, the great work 


of training officers and teachers for the highest efficiency. Plans are 
already being made for a system of institutes to cover every associa- 
tion in the State. 

2. A closer relationship between the Secretary and the Superin- 
tendents is desirable. The Secretary is hoping, therefore, to send 
out at least one letter each quarter to each of our Baptist Superin- 
tendents in the State. 

3. In order to promote the efficiency of our Sunday-school teaching 
force it is proposed during the winter and early spring to offer in the 
Recorder's Sunday-school Department a four months' "Training 
Course for Sunday-school Teachers." 

4. The Secretary feels the importance of doing special work among 
our denominational schools and colleges where many future workers 
and teachers are to be found. And so it is likely that institutes will 
be held in several of our Baptist institutions of learning. 

5. It is a pleasure to announce that Secretary B. W. Spilman has 
been secured for a special tour of institute work next April. The 
itinerary has been outlined in part and arrangements will be per- 
fected in due time. It is expected to reach on this tour about twenty- 
one points in seventeen associations. 

6. For the use of the Sunday-school Unions (or Conventions) that 
may be held on fifth Sundays in the spring and summer, a suggestive, 
flexible, uniform program including topics and outlines will proba- 
bly be proposed. 

7. The circulation of select and helpful books on the Sunday-school 
is considered of great importance and this phase of the work will 
be presented and pressed in connection with institutes and through 
the Baptist Book Store. 

In a final word the Secretary wishes to thank the members of this 
Committee and the wider brotherhood for their generous considera- 
tion and co-operation; to express his conviction that before us there 
is nowhere a richer or riper field of Christian endeavor; and to enter- 
tain the earnest hope that the Baptists of North Carolina are enter- 
ing upon an era of deeper interest and greater efficiency in the teach- 
ing work of the churches. 

Respectfully submitted, Hight C. Moore. 

Raleigh, N. C. 


The committee having charge of the Baptist Book Store have pleas- 
ure in reporting that the store is now in better condition than it has 
been for years. Bro. W. O. Allen, our manager, has done very effi- 
cient work and the credit for our present condition is largely attribu- 

32 Mi:XUTES 0¥ THE 

table to him. Our fuller report submitted to the Board of Missions 
and Sunday Schools gives in itemized detail the condition of the 
stock, accounts, etc. We are enjoying a growing trade both in the 
city of Raleigh and throughout the State. Our credit is without ques- 
tion and our stock is in good condition. 

Respectfully submitted, R. N. Simms, Chairman, 

Li\-iXGSTo^^ Johnson. 
Cakey J. Hunter, 


Our people are becoming aroused on the subject of Foreign Mis- 
sions, as they have never been. From the day that the immortal 
Yates went to China, North Carolina has been represented in the 
Foreign Field by some of our best men and women. Others from our 
State expect soon to join the force of workers in foreign lands. The 
increase in contributions show that our people are becoming more 
deeply interested in Foreign Mis.sions. j'ear the Treasurer 
reported $17,561.15 as the amount contributed for Foreign Mis- 
sions. This year the churches have sent for this object $18,707.68, 
an increase of $1,146.53 over last year's figures. The Foreign Mis- 
sion Board has decided to build a training school in Shanghai, China, 
to be known as the Yates Memorial College. This school is to be 
used for the training of native workers. North Carolina is asked to 
raise three thousand dollars toward the erection of this college. We 
suggest that we make an earnest endeavor to raise this in addition 
to the $20,000.00 which we are undertaking to raise for the general 
work of Foreign Missions. 


The North Carolina Baptists have again shown their loyalty to the 
Home Mission Board, and their interest in its general work by in- 
creased contributions. For years the Home Board gave us timely 
aid in our factory communities; but believing that we should supply 
our own destitution we informed the Home Board that we would no 
longer call on them for aid. but would bear this burden ourselves. 
The only work the Home Board is doing in co-operation with our 
Convention, is with the mountain schools, and work among the col- 
ored people, to which reference is made in item headed "Co-opera- 
tion" in this report. The Home Board appropriates about $5,000 to 
the mountain schools, and $200.00 to work among the colored people. 
Last year the Treasurer reported $7,762.15 for Home Missions. This 
year his report shows that $8,649.65 has been contributed. This is 
an advance of $887.50. 




For all the mission objects the Treasurer has received $58,683.00, 
an ad.vance of $6,357.42 over last year. Never was the liberality of 
our people put to a greater test than during the last ten days, and 
never did they respond more heartily. 

All these mercies and favors from the Giver of all good, should fill 
our hearts with praise and thanksgiving. 

Livingston Johnson, 
Corresponding Secretary. 
John E. Ray, 

President of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 



T'kial Balance Sheet. 

Walters Durham, Treasurer, in account current with the 

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Dec. 7, 190Jt. 





State Missions -. - --. . 

$4,351.17 I 
1,571.37 ; 


Foreign Missions 


Home Missions 

829.96 J 
1,547.03 ' 


Cash in Commercial and 
Farmers Banl? 


Education _ 




Snnday Schools and Col- 
Ministerial Relief 

72.39 i 


Yates Memorial- 

4.08 1 
627.96 i 


Mills Memorial . _ __ _ 


Yates Memorial College. 


Galveston Church 

2.C6 1 


Frontier Building Fund- 


10,013.03 , 

Total - - 


The above balance sheet together with all receipts and disburse- 
ments, as shown by the Treasurer, have been carefully examined to 
date and found to be correct. 

The books are neatly and accurately kept in every particular. 

F. H. Briggs, 
Auditor Baptist State Convention. 
December 3. 1904. 



State Missions. 

Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 36) . . . $1,993.65 

Receipts from all sources 26,164 . 21 

To Livingston Johnson, salary as Cor. Sec... $500.00 

H. C. Moore, salary as S. S. Sec'y 375.00 

A. E. Brown, salary as Asst. Cor. Sec. . . . 583.33 

Livingston Johnson, travelling expenses. 117.00 

H. C. Moore, travelling expenses 131.40 

A. E. Brown, travelling expenses 58.65 

Miss Ford, salary as stenographer 140.00 

Walters Durham, salary as Treasurer. . . 80.00 

Rent on Mission rooms 100.00 

Printing 99 . 13 

Office expense 55 . 00 

W. C. C. stamps 5.00 

Interest on note 60 . 00 

Schools in Western North Carolina 3,226.66 

Paid co-operation 200 . 00 

Paid Missionaries 18,075 . 52 

Balance 4,351 .17 

$28,157.86 $28,157.86 


Foreign Missions. 
Balance, as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 36) . . $299.60 

Amount received 18,807 . 68 

To Livingston Johnson, salary as Cor. Sec. .. . $600.00 

Miss Ford, salary as stenographer 117.50 

Printing Minutes 50 . 00 

Printing, W^ C. C 66.85 

H. C. Moore, salary as Recording Sec'y. ... 25.00 

Rent on Mission Rooms 105.00 

Office expense 22 . 50 

Livingston Johnson, travelling expense... 107.00 

Walters Durham, salary as Treasurer. ... 90.00 

Miss Lynn, salary as stenographer 30.00 

F. H. Briggs, salary as Auditor 20.00 

Printing, Edwards & Broughton 50.00 

Sent direct 1,689 . 64 

Foreign Mission Board 14,562.42 

Balance 1,571 . 37 

$19,107.28 $19,107.28 
Decpmber 7, 1904. 



Home Missions. 

Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 37) . . . $415.91 

Amount received 8,649 . 65 

To Livingston Johnson, salary as Cor. Sec'y. . . $600.00 

Miss Ford, salary as stenographer 175.00 

N. B. Broughton, salary as Recording Sec'y 25.00 

Rent on Mission rooms 63 . 00 

Walters Durham, salary as Treasurer 80.00 

Printing and mailing Minutes 75.00 

Livingston Johnson, travelling expenses.. 35.00 

Office expense 30 . 75 

Printing 50.00 

Printing for W. C. C 20 . 00 

W. C. C. expense (stamps, etc.) 97.51 

Sent direct 148.25 

Home Mission Board 6,836 . 09 

Balance 829.96 

),065.56 $9,065.56 

December 7, 1904. 


Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 37) . . . $543.46 

Amount received 3,605 . 30 

Paid vouchers of W. R. Cullom, Treasurer $2,601.73 

Balance 1,547 . 03 

$4,148.76 $4,148.76 
December 7, 1904. =^ 


Sunday Schools and Colportage. 

Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 37) . . . $78.28 

Amount received 830 . 73 

To H. C. Moore, salary as S. S. Sec'y $700.00 

H. C. Moore, travelling expenses 91.62 

Office expense 40 . 00 

Livingston Johnson, travelling expenses.. 5.00 

Balance 72.39 

$909.01 $909.01 
December 7, 1904. ^^ 



MiNisTEKiAx Relief Fund. 
Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 38) . . . $87.87 

Amount received 1,828 . 62 

To vouchers paid T. E. Cheek, Treasurer $976.10 

Balance 940 . 39 

$1,916.49 $1,916.49 
December 7, 1904. ^^ 


Students' Aid Fund. 

Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 38) . . . $30.27 

Amount received 153 . 55 

To vouchers paid Pressley Smith, Treasurer.. $183.82 

$183.82 $183.82 
December 7, 1904. ~^~~" 

Yates Memorial. 
Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 38) . . . $41.62 

Balance $41 . 62 

$41.62 $41.62 

December 7, 1904. ~ 

Yates Memorial College. 

Amount received $627.96 

Balance $62 7 . 96 

$627.96 $627.96 
December 7, 1904. 

Mills Memorial.' 
Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 38) . . . $4.08 

Balance $4 . 08 

$4.08 $4.08 

December 7, 1904. 



Galveston Church. 
Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 38) . . . $2.06 

Balance $2.06 

Balance $2.06 

December 7, 1904. ==z=^=^ 

Frontier Building Fund. 
Balance as per statement Dec. 9, 1903 (Minutes, p. 39) . . . $25.00 

Balance $25.00 

$25.00 $25.00 

December 7, 1904. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Walters Durham, 
Treasurer Baptist State Convention. 

On motion of H. W. Battle, the following resolution, after 
discussion by J. D. Hufham, E. S. Pierce, C. W. Scarboro, 
H. W. Battle and J. J. Hall, was adopted : 

Resolved, That the chairmen of the various committees for next 
session be appointed during the meeting of this Convention, each 
chairman being entitled to twenty minutes for the discussion of his 

Representing tbe Soiitbern Baptist Theological Seminary 
of Louisville, Ky., W. J. McGlothlin addressed the Conven- 
tion on "Some Phases of Theological Education." Pledges 
were then taken for the Students' Aid Fund of the Seminary, 
amounting to $1,020. 

The report of the Board of Education, submitted by Cor- 
responding Secretary W. E. Cullom, was received, as follows : 

The Board of Education has prosecuted the work assigned to it 
by the Convention (see Constitution, sections 2 and 11) with vigor, 
and we hope with no small degree of success, during the year which 
has just closed. We offer our report with profound gratitude to God, 
with hearty thanks to our people throughout the State for their 
generous encouragement to this work, and with grateful acknowl- 
edgment of the co-operation of the young men themselves who have 
been aided by the Board. 



The Board has had on its rolls since the last Convention sixty-one 
men. Of this number, four have taken their degrees and entered 
Into the pastorate; two have entered upon their work without taking 
degrees; two have dropped out because they were not sufficiently 
well prepared for the work in our classes; two were advised to with- 
draw because of lack of application; one failed to return to college 
this year without any explanation; one has been dropped for failure 
to pay his debts; three have dropped out temporarily because of ill 
health; and forty-seven are now prosecuting their work in the col- 
lege. Two others have been invited to come for the spring term, 
and several others still, are considering the question of coming if we 
can open the way for them. 

This summary will suggest that not all the men who are received 
by this Board prove themselves to be what we have a right to ex- 
pect of them. We hope it will suggest at the same time, what is 
really true, that the Board takes the work assigned to it by the 
Convention in a serious spirit, and is trying to administer this work 
with faithfulness both to tlie young men and to the people whom the 
Board represents. The Board would make special mention of the 
fine spirit and character exhibited by our young ministers almost 
without exception. We would mention also that the spirit of econ- 
omy and of helpful co-operation with the work of the Board seems to 
exist among them to an unprecedented degree. The maximum 
amount allowed any one man is $9.00 for a calendar month, but ten 
of the men are voluntarily getting on with less than that amount, 
and several are well-nigh paying their own way. 


Partly on account of the economy of the young men, but more 
especially on account of the growing interest of our pastors and 
churches in this work, we are prepared to make the best financial 
showing that we have brought to the Convention in the experience 
of the present Secretary. 


Balance on hand from last year $508 . 56 

Contributions during year 2,713 . 39 

Interest from invested funds 811.75 

Total $4.033 . 70 


Paid out on vouchers 1-113 $2,970 . 38 



This is sufficient to meet the expenses of the Board for a little 
more than two months. We hope the churches will remember that 
April and May are the most trying months on the Board, and see 
to it that we come to commencement without debt again as we did 
last spring. In this connection, it is with grateful appreciation that 
we acknowledge the timely and valuable assistance of many Woman's 
Missionary Societies over the State in aiding us to come to last com- 
mencement without debt. Had it not been for this we could not 
make the good report we present to-day. 


The amount of aid extended by the Board does not meet a man's 
necessities, and unless he has an income from some other source 
he cannot meet his expenses at Wake Forest. For several years a 
brother in Pennsylvania has been aiding quite a number of our breth- 
ren at this point. Last winter, however, Brother James F. Slate, of 
Stokes County, placed $800 into the hands of the Board to be used 
in meeting the necessities of just such cases, on conditions stipu- 
lated by himself. Later in the year Bro. J. E. Smith, of the same 
county and the same church as Brother Slate, gave $50.00 to be 
used for the same purpose. For reasons which will be explained 
to the Convention we should like to see this fund become at least 
$2,000 as soon as possible. 


The suggestion has come to the Board from more than one source 
that the necessary expenses of the Pastor's Course be paid by the 
funds of this Board, and that in some cases aid should be extended 
to pastor-missionaries in order that they may take advantage of the 
privilege offered in this course. The question is raised here in the 
hope that the Convention will give some advice on the subject. 


It will be noted that the number of men received by the Board 
this fall is considerably larger than that of any similar period for 
a long time; and we are glad to note that the falling off in the num- 
ber of men entering the ministry, so deeply deplored by our breth- 
ren of some other denominations, is not true of the Baptists of 
North Carolina. But, while we are grateful for this, we raise the 
question as to whether there is a sufficient increase in the number 
of our ministers to meet the demands of our largely increased num- 
bers, and our vastly multiplied and multiplying opportunities. From 
the way we receive applications from all over this State, and from 
other States also, for men both to lead forces already organized for 
the Lord, and to enter upon virgin soil and lay foundations for God, 
we are fully persuaded that the pastors of our churches, the princi- 


pals of our Christian schools, and the parents of our boys need to 
give the subject of the ministry large place in their own hearts and 
prayers, and to lay it faithfully and intelligently on the hearts and 
lives of those whom they influence most directly. "The harvest 
truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the 
Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest." 


Cor. Sec. of Board of Education. 

The report of the Committee on Ministerial Education was 
submitted by H. H. Mashburn, as follows : 


The fathers who organized the Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina put in its Constitution as one of the primary objects, "to 
educate young men called of God to the ministry, and approved by 
the churches to which they belong," inserting a clause making it 
the duty of "the Education Board, so far as it may be able, to assist 
promising and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare them- 
selves for the more efficient preaching of the gospel," and further 
providing for soliciting funds for this, as well as for the other ob- 
jects of the Convention. From these references to the Constitution 
it is perfectly clear that it was decided long ago, and without subse- 
quent change, that it is right for the Convention to undertake to 
educate its ministry. 

"With this right so long and so clearly established the question 
arises: Why do many of our churches show so little enthusiasm for 
this work? In answer to this question we must remember that the 
Secretary of this Board can give only a fraction of his time to this 
work. But the chief, probably, is that our people have not had ade- 
quate knowledge of what the Board has actually accomplished. They 
have asked: "Does it pay?" and the answer too often has been in the 
negative. If that question can be answered affirmatively to the 
satisfaction of the churches they will gladly give the necessary sum 
which, added to the interest on the permanent loan fund (about 
$1,200.00), would make the $5,000.00 which Professor Cullom, Secre- 
tary of the Board, estimates that he could use this year, and annu- 
ally hereafter, with great advantage to the general interests of the 
denomination. But does it pay? The short notice given for the 
preparation of this report forbids that the answer should be m.ade as 
full as ought to be given. It is gratifying, however, to know that 
beneficiaries of the Board, in this and other States, in country 
places, villages, towns, and cities are leaders in all that pertains to 
the advancement of our Lord's cause in the world. The church 
which made the largest gift to Foreign Missions last year, of any in 


the South, has as pastor and leader a man whom the Education 
Board aided while at Wake Forest. 

I am persuaded that no single instrumentality of the Convention 
has done more to produce the present excellent condition, and the 
progressive spirit of our Baptist people in the State. 

It could not be ascertained how many men have gone into foreign 
fields after being aided by the Board. It is safe, however, to say that 
at least thirty have become Foreign l.issionaries, from Owen back 
to the illustrious Yates. If the evangelization of the whole world is 
the end sought then it is putting it not too strongly to say that no 
other object of the Convention has yielded so large returns for the 
funds put into it. This is true because, after all, it is the Board's 
main work to discover, develop, and equip men to preach the gospel 
to every creature under heaven. This is the main thing, and ought 
never to be lost sight of. The Education Board richly deserves the 
hearty support of all our churches. 

We gratefully recognize the contribution our secondary schools 
are making to Ministerial Education in giving free tuition to young 
men preparing for the ministry, and acknowledge the claims of the 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., upon our 
churches to contribute to the Student's Aid Fund of that institution. 

H. H. Mashbuen. 

J. R. Miller. 

W. G. Hall. 

F. A. Clark. 

C. B. Jordan. 

J. B. Jackson. 

After remarks by Frank A. Clarke and W. E. Cullom, tlie 
report was adopted. 

The report of the Ministerial Relief Board, with that of 
the Treasurer of the Board, was presented by Corresponding 
Secretary J. F. McDuffie, and after remarks by him, C. J. 
Thompson, President of the Board, Ivey Allen and M. L. 
Kesler, was adopted: 


The relief rendered the old brethren and their families during 
this conventional year has been very gratifying. The Board has 
been encouraged in the fact that the churches have responded more 
liberally; and, the hearts and homes of these needy ones, to whom 
we have been contributing of the means given us, have been bright- 
ened with good cheer and glad hope. Our contributions, in a meas- 
ure, have been equal to the emergency. 

The increased liberality of the churches, with the special contribu- 


tion of Bro. D. L. Gore, of Wilmington, of one hundred dollars added, 
are very strong indications of our forward movement. The churches 
are becoming more enthused in this work as we see this. With the 
increased number of beneficiaries we have admitted on the Board 
during this year, we can see the increased interest they are showing 
toward these needy ones. 

Since our last report, three of our beneficiaries have passed to 
their reward, and one has been discontinued, making a total loss 
of four. Eight have been added to the Board: Brethren L. A. Lloyd, 
Macon, of the Tar River Association; C. Blivens, New Light, of the 
Stone Mountain Association; H. W. Briggs, Swiss, of the Yancey 
County Association; A. P. Stoker, Denton, of the Liberty 
Association; E. Norris, Aquone, of the Western North Caro- 
lina Association; James Jordan, Franklinville, of the Piedmont As- 
sociation; and Sisters M. J. Tant, Forney, of the Eastern Associa- 
tion; and J. Hughes, Byrd, of the Elkin Association. There are 
twenty-four being now helped by this Board — the largest number 
we have ever helped. While the number added to the Board are 
greater than ever before, the amounts contributed by the churches 
are also greater. 

We take courage and go forward, and ask the brethren of the Con- 
vention to recommend all worthy, needy ones; and ask them to see 
that blanks are furnished them, and properly filled out, and for- 
warded to the Corresponding Secretary of the Board. 

As your servants, the Board asks the prayers and co-operation of 
the Convention in this work. We are thankful for the hearty re- 
sponse made by the brethren during this year, and ask for still 
greater efforts in the years to come. 

C. J. Thompson, President. 

J. F. MacDuffie, Cor. Secretary. 

Report of Treasurer of Baptist Mixisterial Relief Board for Year 
ENDixt; December 7, 1904. 

1903. receipts. 

Dec. 8. Balance $491 . 26 


Feb. 9. W. Durham, Treasurer $115.49 

Apr. 18. W. Durham, Treasurer 143.18 

July 23. W. Durham, Treasurer 397.95 

Sept. 21. W. Durham, Treasurer 319.48 

Oct. 7. D. L. Gore 100 . 00 

Dec. 3. Mrs. S. E. Phillips 1.00 

5. W. Durham, Treasurer 940. 39 


Interest 158 . 23 





Loan $600.00 

Loan 350.00 

Loan 350.00 

Loan 300.00 

Loan 300.00 

Loan 250 . 00 

Loan 250.00 

Loan 200.00 

Loan 200.00 

Loan 200 . 00 

Loan 175.00 

Loan 160.00 

Loan 150.00 

Loan 125.00 

Loan ■ 100.00 

Loan 100.00 

Loan 75.00 

Loan 62.50 

Loan 60.00 

Loan 44.25 


7. Balance to credit of P. I. B. Fund. 


Mrs. C. F. Humpliries $80 . 00 

Mrs. C. J. Honeycutt 75 . 00 

Rev. M. L. Green 75 . 00 

Rev. N. H. Moss 75 . 00 

Rev. R. J. Bennett 70 . 00 

Rev. Solomon Blackburn 70 . 00 

Rev. T. M. Duncan 65.00 

Mrs. L. P. Brown 50 . 00 

Mrs. Jane Barlow 50.00 

Mrs. H. C. Register 50 . 00 

Mrs. Sibly Combs 50 . 00 

Mrs. B. H. Best 50 . 00 

Mrs. Blvia Caines 50 . 00 

Mrs. Amanda Sellars 50 . 00 

Rev. Ransom Pinner 50 . 00 

Rev. William Harris 50 . 00 

Rev. C. A. Blevins 45 . 00 

Rev. L. A. Loyd 45 .00 





Rev. James Jordan $40 . 00 

Rev. A. P. Stoker 35 . 00 

Rev. H. W. Briggs 35.00 

Rev. Ephraim Norris 30.00 

Mrs. Rhoda Churchill 25 . 00 

Mrs. Sarah M. Hughes 25 . 00 

Mrs. M. J. Tart 20 . 00 

Mrs. S. E. Phillips 15.00 


Printing supplies 12 . 50 

Expenses of Cor. Sec'y two years 20.65 

P. I. B. Fund 672 . 50 

Balance to credit General Fund 686.33 


Respectfully submitted, 

T. E. Cheek, Treasurer. 
Durham, N. C, Dec. 6, 1904. 

We have examined the above report and certify that same is cor- 
rect to the best of our knowledge and belief. 


Durham, N. C, Dec. 6, 1904. 

Robert G. Seymour, Missionary and Bible Secretary of the 
American Baptist Publication Society, addressed the Con- 
vention as the representative of the Society. 

The President appointed the following committees: 

Home Missions — C. A. Jenkens, C. M. Wall, G. P. Harrill, J. L. 
Myer, A. P. Mize, J. H. Critcher, A. C. Parham. 

Obituaries — A. E. Brown, W. R. Bradshaw, J. M. Broughton, C. R. 
Vernon, A. A. Pippin, D. tr. Washburn, H. W. Battle. 

Sunday Schools — G. T. Lumpkin, J. V. Devenny, J. F. MacDuffie, 
J. E. Ray, J. B. Carlyle, J. S. Farmer, A. T. King. 

Woman's Work — J. T. Jenkins, G. L. Merrell, J. D. Larkins, I. W. 
Allen, W. H. White, J. K. Howell, R. D. Carroll. 

General Education — R. J. Bateman, J. T. Matthews, Josiah Cru- 
dup, J. W. Rose, J. W. Morgan, J. A. Speight, E. J. Harrell. 

Foreign Missions — B. Craig, A. B. Adkins, R. W. Fleetwood, J. A. 
Copeland, W. L. Britt, A. Lassiter, J. H. Stephenson. 

Religious Exercises — Pastors and deacons of Baptist churches of 
Elizabeth City. 

Finance — C. W. Mitchell, G. T. Fleetwood, N. Burfoot. 


Orphanage — W. L. Poteat, B. F. Martin, J. R. Newton, I. N. 
Loftin, D. N. Stephenson, J. E. Lang, D. Cale. 

State Missions— G. N. Cowan, T. G. Wood, J. S. Mitchell, W. J. 
Dunning, A. W. Early, D. E. Newsom, C. M. Mcintosh. 

To Nominate Preachers and Place of Next Meeting — ^A. Johnson, 
B. Cade, C. B. Justice, John A. Gates, G. D. Payne, J. D. Sykes, E. 

To Nominate Board of Education — J. B. Carlyle, W. H. Riddick, 
A. F. Rountree, E. Bunch, J. G. Gregory, F. S. Pritchard, E. L. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday Schools — J. N. 
Booth, H. E. Foxwell, L. W. Holloman, J. A. Shaw, W. B. Waff, Chas. 
Bateman, G. D. B. Pritchard. 

To Nominate Board of Ministers' Relief — E. R. Harris, G. B. 
Britt, F. S. Garrett, R. Sewell, L. Hofler, D. McLeod, E. Bateman. 

General Spiritual Condition of the Churches, to report next 
year — R. D. Haymore, J. T. Edmundson, N. S. Jones, J. E. Smith. 

The Secretary read the following telegrams: 

Louisville, Ky., Dec. 7. 1904. 
Baptist State Convention: 

Peace be with thee and peace to thy helpers for thee. God help 

North Carolina Students at the Seminary. 

ASHEVILLE, N. C, Dec. 8, 1904. 
President Baptist Convention: 

Read Numbers, chapter thirteen, verse thirty, and fourteen, verse 
twenty-four. Please come up and help us. 

W. A. Therrell. 

The Secretary was authorized to respond on behalf of the 
Convention; also to convey to T. H. Briggs, Treasurer of 
Wake Forest College, the sympathy of the body in the extreme 
illness of Mrs. Briggs. 

J. W. Mitchell, representing the Religious Herald, of 
Richmond, was recognized and welcomed. 

On motion of C. W. Scarborough, the Secretaries were 
authorized to convey the fraternal greetings of the Conven- 
tion to T. E. Skinner and John Mitchell. 

Adjourned, with benediction by B. W. N. Simms. 


SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Convention reassembled at 3 o'clock, and was led in 
prayer by E. P. Walker, of Morehead City. 

A communication from the Protestant EjDiscopal Church 
of the Diocese of Eastern jSTorth Carolina as to memorializing 
the approaching Legislature regarding more stringent divorce 
legislation, was received, and, on motion of J. D. Hufham, 
was referred to a committee for consideration and report 
later during the present session. The President appointed 
the following as th^ committee : J. D. Hufliam, E. F. Ayd- 
lett, F. D. Hale, J. C. Massee, R. P. Walker, A. C. Parham, 
R. D. Carroll. 

The following additional committees were also appointed 
by the President : 

Temperance— J. A. Gates, S. Chaplin, A. T. Howell, C. P. Bogert, 
Walters Durham. 

Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention — 
C. W. Blanchard, J. D. Boushall, J. B. Newton, A. Pool, D. D. Watson. 

Young People's Work — E. E. Hilliard, G. V. Ashley, C. M. Murchi- 
son, E. R. Harris. S. F. Bristow. 

Historical Committee — T. .J. Taylor, J. D. Hufham, T. M. Pittman. 

Messages to the Convention were read from W. R. Gwalt- 
ney and F. M. Jordan, and the Secretary was asked to make 
fraternal response on behalf of the body. 

J. W. Bailey, offered the following resolution, which, after 
discussion by Frank A. Clarke, J. W. Bailey, J. D. Hufham, 
Baylus Cade, and C. B. Justice, was adopted : 


V\'iiereas, The Southern Baptist Convention has appointed a com- 
mission to consider the obligations of Southern Baptists with respect 
to the evangelization and the uplifting of the Negro race, and to 
report to the Convention in May, 1905, with regard both to this 
obligation and to plans of discharging it; and 

Whereas, This Convention is in hearty co-operation with the 
Southern Baptist Convention and as a part of it is assured that its 
sentiments will be respectfully considered; and 

Whereas, The question of our obligation to the colored race is a 


difficult and delicate question and should not be determined without 
the fullest possible expression of views; now therefore 

Resolved, That this Convention do now communicate to the said 
Commission a, statement of principles which we urge as necessary 
to that enthusiasm and unity which are essential to the welfare of 
our work for the Negro race, as follows: 

First. That all missionary operations, directly or indirectly fos- 
tered by the Southern Baptist Convention amongst the negroes, shall 
be subject to the approval, the controi and the supervision of the 
State Board of Missions of the State in which such operations are 

Second. That in view of the long and extensive connection of our 
brethren of the Northern States with missions to the negroes, in 
view of the wisdom of joint effort between Northern and Southern 
Baptists in this matter, in view of our obligations of courtesy, broth- 
erhood and comity; and in view of the excellent results of our pres- 
ent co-operation, we do urge that co-operation with them shall be 
sought and, wherever possible, maintained. 

Third. That in view of the immature condition of the organized 
negro Baptist bodies, we do urge that the right of adequate and un- 
restrained supervision shall be conditioned with every appropriation 
made to them. 

Fourth. That we do remind the Commission that the Baptists of 
the South live in the midst of the Negro race and that our obligation 
is first and above all personal. And while we are not prepared to 
disapprove appropriations of money for the employment of mission- 
aries to the negroes, having for many years made such appropria- 
tions and with excellent results, we do urge that such appropriations 
shall not be made so large nor in any way so disposed as to dimin- 
ish the sense of obligation to personal duty. 

The report of the Committee on the Condition of the 
Churches was submitted by T. B. Justice, as foll.ows : 


Confronting your committee is the question, What is the spiritual 
condition of a church? As the individual church members are more 
or less spiritually minded, so is the spiritual condition of the 

Some features of the work encourage us. The zeal manifested in 
working for the coming of the kingdom of Jesus Christ, is the best 
index to the spirit that is back of it. The advance in support of 
missions indicates that the spirit of our Lord is in the hearts of 
very many Baptists in North Carolina. 

Foreign Missions is the most unselfish, and therefore the most 

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Christ-like work. As we note tlie development of this spirit, we 
have bright hopes for the promotion of every good cause and the 
overcoming of the dangerous tendencies of temporal prosperity, 
wealth and commercialism. 

The prevailing sentiment and earnest work in suppressing the 
manufacture and sale of intoxicants, in the State, convince us that 
Christian people will no longer tolerate the evils of bar-rooms and 

A large number of pastors, churches and individual church mem- 
bers, have been earnestly praying, as suggested in last year's report, 
for a revival of religion, and we rejoice to hear of many gracious 
revivals and numerous baptisms upon profession of faith. 

The improvement in church buildings. The advancement in de- 
nominational school work. The growing lists of subscribers to our 
religious papers. These efforts on the part of the churches to secure 
well equipped and qualified pastors, and of many of them to have 
services oftener than once a month. The growing support of min- 
isterial education, and the earnest prayers and liberal contributions 
to the Thomasville Orphanage while in the shadows of aflBiiction, 
all deeply impress us that a lively spirit of Christianity is working 
throughout our denomination. 

These things cause us to be glad. Let us guard against any and 
all things that may retard the progress, or becloud our conception 
of the truth. 

Notwithstanding our causes for congratulation, we fear that 
spiritual growth is not keeping pace with intellectual culture, and 
accumulation of wealth, and that social pleasures are receiving more 
attention from a great many church members than Christian work. 

The Word of God is not studied and taught in the home as it 
should be and daily family worship is sadly neglected, and hence 
many Baptists are ignorant of Bible history and the doctrines upon 
which our faith is based. 

The operation of the Holy Spirit is indispensable in the prepara- 
tion of people for church membership, and its work cannot be sup 
plied by learning, logic, reason, resolution, or reform. No man nor 
method can do away with Christ's lesson to Nicodemus, "Ye musl 
be born again." 

Your committee recommend: 

The study of the Bible in the home, as a spiritual revelation. 

The giving of alms as an act of worship. 

The building and improvement of churches, for tne glory of Gof^ 

Church music as devotion instead of exhibition, and preaching to 
please God more than to please men. 

More consecratlop, spiritual mindedness and prayerfulness on t^'.i 
part of preachers, teachers and leaders in Christian work, and we 


believe it is the duty of these as well as of parents, to meekly and 
prayerfully, clearly and truthfully impress upon their flocks classes 
and children the doctrines, faith and practice of Missionary Baptist 

We believe some healthy, charitable discipline would be of great 
help to a majority of our churches. 

T. B Justice. 

B. W. N. SIMMS. 

Remarks by T. B. Justice and B. W. i«[. Simms, after 
which the report was adopted. 

J. D. Boushall, for the committee, presented the following 
report on the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist 
Convention, which, after an address by J. M. Frost, the 
Corresponding Secretary of the Board, was adopted : 

Your Committee on the Sunday School Board of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, beg leave to report that we find this Board in 
a prosperous condition without any kind of indebtedness. Its 
growth has been steady and healthy, and to-day they occupy their 
own spacious quarters, in the most couspicuous part of the city 
of Nashville, the most prominent located of all the public houses. 
Its increase is derived from its publications and the contributions 
to its Bible Fund, all of which is returned to the Convention in 
appropriations of Bibles and literature. 

The periodical literature of this Board is the best for Southern 
Baptists and should be used in all our Sunday Schools, and we be- 
lieve it should be used to the exclusion of all union literature. 

We commend the Sunday School Board lectures in our Theologi- 
cal Seminary. 

We also commend th*^; work of the Field Secretaries of the Board. 

The management of the business of this great and useful branch 
of work under Dr. J. M. Frost, is worthy of our highest commenda- 

On motion of T. J. Taylor, it was requested that the 
prayer-meeting to-morrow morning be devoted to prayer for 
the call of ministers from the ranks of our Sunday Schools 
and churches. 


C. B. Justice submitted for the committee the report on 
Order of Business, which was adopted : 


9:30 — Devotional Exercises, G. M. Duke. 
10:00 — Reading of Minutes, etc. 
10:20 — Miscellaneous business. 
10:30— State Missions. 

12:00 — Report of Trustees of Wake Forest College. 
12:45 — 'Mid-Summer Meeting. 

1 : 00 — Adjourn. 


3:00 — Report of Committees on Nominations. 
3:20 — Report on Sunday Schools. 
4:00 — Report on Baptist Schools. 
4:30 — Adjourn. 


7:30 — Devotional Exercises. 
8:00 — Home Missions. 

Benediction by H. W. Battle. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

The evening session was opened with devotional exercises 
conducted by A. B. Dunaway, of Oxford, who read the 
second Psalm and led in prayer. 

Announcement of the Pastor's Course at Wa'ke Forest, 
January 10 to February 9, 1905, was made by W. E. Cullom. 

The report on Woman's Work was submitted for the com- 
mittee by J. T. Jenkins, as follows : 


Our women are happy over their success during the past year. 
They having planned to enlarge their gifts from $11,322.95 in 1903, 
to $13,500.00 in 1904, having gone beyond that mark and given to 
State, Home and Foreign Missions $14,287.93. This is an advance 
of $2,965.00 in one year. In his splendid report to this Convention 
to-day our Corresponding Secretary reported $58,683 received by 
the Treasurer for all the Mission objects of our Convention. This 


was an advance of $6,357.42 over last year. Of this, $6,000 advance, 
nearly one-half was the advance of our 547 Missionary Societies. 
There are 1,792 Baptist churches in North Carolina, and only 547 of 
them, less than one-third, have Missionary Societies, and of this num- 
ber 140 are children societies, and 18 are young ladies. This com- 
parison shows that the advance in contributions by the women 
is very great. In addition to this liberal giving our women are 
doing more, perhaps, than any other agency among us to scatter 
information and inspire a missionary spirit among our people. 

The Central Committee is now asking the societies of North Caro- 
lina to raise $165.00 this year, which is an advance of $30.00 on last 

Your committee recommends that all of our pastors and societies 
do what they can to organize new societies and as far as possible 
enlist all of our women in this blessed work. 

John T. Jenkins, 
r. d. (jakeoll, 
J. K. Howell, 
G. L. Merkell, 

Remarks were made by J. T. Jenkins and Livingston 

The following resolution by A. B. Dunaway was presented 
and accepted as an amendment to the report, after which the 
report was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Convention cordially appreciates the great 
work done by the Woman's Missionary Societies and commends their 
faithful efforts to the churches of the State. 

W. C. Tyree, Vice-President of the Foreign Mission 
Board for North Carolina, being called to the chair, Braxton 
Craig presented the report of the Committee on Foreign 
Missions : 


"The Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth 
sinners, and eateth with them." 

In answer to this charge Jesus spake the parable of the lost sheep, 
of the piece of silver, of the prodigal son, showing his great love for 
a lost soul. If He loved one so much, how great must be His love 
for a lost world? If we must leave the ninety and nine to go after 
the lost one, how much more necessary to go after the millions? 


We have never had a greater opportunity than now, more effectual 
doors are being opened to us in heathen lands. The Lord is demand- 
ing that we enter those doors. He is asking for our men and 
women. Since the Convention in Nashville, 25 Missionaries have 
been appointed and sent out, and 5 more under appointment, and 
yet there is a demand now for 15 more. The reports from the 
field are very encouraging, indicating a greater number of baptisms 
than ever before. In view of these facts we ought to largly in- 
crease our contributions. 

We have steadily increased our contributions since 1898. That 
year we gave 8,092.91, last year we gave 17,561.15, this year our 
Treasurer reports 18,707.68. 

Your Committee recommends that earnest prayers be made for 
more laborers, and that we increase our contributions at least 
twenty-five per cent. 

Braxton Craig. 
j. a. copeland. 
A. B. Adkins. 

The report was discussed bv Braxton Craig, W. E. Entz- 
minger, missionary to Brazil, and E. E. Bomar, x^ssistant 
Corresponding Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of 
the Southern Baptist Convention. 

The Convention was led in prayer by T, J. Taylor for 
more laborers for the foreign fields, and by W. J. McGlothlin 
in behaK of Mrs. J. E. Hamilton, of Brazil, whose husband, 
one of our missionaries, was last week called to his eternal 
reward. The report was adopted. 

After announcements, the Convention adjourned with 
benediction bv R. E. Overbv. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Elizabeth City, X. C, Dec. 9, 1904. 

The opening exercises were conducted bv C. J. Thompson, 
with special reference to prayer for more laborers for the 
fields at home and abroad. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 


W. T. Hundley offered the following resolution, which, 

after remarks by J. X. Prestridge and J. J. Hall, was 

adopted : 

Whereas, by the unanimous vote of various bodies of Baptists 
in our own land and in other lands it has been decided to hold "Tlie 
Baptist World Congress" in the city of London in the month of July, 
1905, be it therefore resolved by this Convention: 

1. That along with the brethren of other States and sections we 
do heartily endorse the movement. 

2. That this Convention appoint Rev. R. H. Marsh, D.D., as a dele- 
gate from North Carolina to said Congress and that he be empowered 
to appoint as additional delegates at this session of the Convention 
or at any other time between now and next July, such brethren 
within the bounds of this body as may find it possible and conveni- 
ent to attend. 

The President appointed at this time the following as dele- 
gates to the World's Congress in London, July 10-17, 1905 : 
J. J. Hall, J. W. Bailey, B. W. Spiljnan, C. E. Taylor, L. 
Johnson, J. D. Hufham, N. B. Broughton, H. W. Battle, 
P. D. Hale, W. T. Hundley, A. B. Dunaway, A. C. Barron, 
W. A. Ayers, J. C. Massee, T. M. Arrington, Chas. B. 

J. N. Booth, for the Committee to Nominate the Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools, made their report, which was 
adopted. [See list of "Boards of Convention."] 

The report on State Missions was presented by G. JST. Cow- 
an, as follows: 


The North Carolina State Convention was the legitimate outcome 
of a growing mission spirit among our Baptist people of more than 
seventy years ago, and has ever been true to the three chief ends 
for which it was called into existence: 

First. To supply, as far as possible, all destitute fields with faith- 
ful ministers of the gospel. 

Second. To build up the Christian by encouraging the study of 
the Bible, and by the distribution, in every reasonable way, of relig- 
ious literature in the homes and in the churches. 

Third. To stimulate and encourage every department of our work 
by the sympathy which an organized force of Christian men and 
women assures. 


What has been done to give the gospel to dying men, to build up 
Christian character, and to strengthen and encourage the faint- 
hearted, is beyond the power of men to tell. V/e will never know 
in this life. But we have abundant evidence to-day that that God- 
given spirit which called the men of 1830 to the glorious work of 
State Missions has grown in immense proportions and has borne 
richest fruitage. In this we greatly rejoice. If all of our people but 
knew the wonderful things this work has accomplished surely they 
would arise to meet every demand which the present situation re- 
quires at our hands. When we take into account the fact that 
almost all the strongest and best churches along all the railroads 
running through our State are, in a large measure the outcome of 
State Mission work, when we take into account the fact that the 
messenger of the cross, sustained by our Board of Missions, has 
pressed his way into the solitary place and destitute field far away 
from the centers of activity. When we take into account the fact 
that State Missions has been, is, and must ever be the base of supply 
in all our denominational work, we frankly confess that we do not 
know how to emphasize the place and importance of State Missions 
in a sufficient way. 

But while we are rejoicing in what has been done we would have 
you remember there are yet great things to be done. There is yet 
much land to be possessed for God. We believe we are safe in say- 
ing, at least one-third of the adult population of our State are not 
Christians. The commission of our Lord makes it binding upon us 
to give them the gospel. But this is not all. Heretofore the stream 
of foreign immigration has gone into other sections of our country. 
But from this time forward the tide is going to be southward. The 
vast resources of our great State and the rapid development of the 
same means that in the future we are going to have the stranger 
within our borders to grapple with. We must meet him with the 
gospel. This is our only safeguard. 

We have every encouragement to continually enlarge and 
strengthen our work so that we will be able to lend a helping hand to 
every needy and worthy call, and to meet new emergencies arising 
out of changing conditions. That was a splendid report our beloved 
Secretary read in our hearing yesterday. In the beginning of the 
year our work was marked out upon an enlarged scale. We praise 
God for the fact that we have gone forward in many respects. Now 
it behooves us to plan for larger things at the beginning of the com- 
ing year. We must strengthen the stakes and lengthen the cords. 
There are fields of great possibilities we have not been able to touch. 
Something must be done for the destitution that has heretofore re- 
ceived nothing at our hands. 


In conclusion we urge that we pray more earnestly tnat our mis- 
sionaries may have power to reach men. We need money. We 
must have it to carry on God's great work. We are glad to report 
from year to year enlarged gifts. But let us not lay undue emphasis 
upon dollars and cents. The best evidence of progress is increasing 
power to win the lost to Christ. Let us pray that the coming year 
may be even more fruitful in a harvest of souls than the past year. 

G. N. Cowan. 

C. M. MclNTOSH. 

A. W. Eaely. 

D. E. Newsom. 
J. B. Newton. 

The report was discussed by G. IST. Cowan, Livingston 
Johnson, S. W. Oldham, I, ISF. Loftin, D. P. Harris and 
W. V. Savage, and adopted. 

J. C. Massee offered the following resolution, which, after 
remarks by J. C. Massee, J. A. Speight and 0. S. Blackwell, 
was, on motion of Baylus Cade, referred to the State Mission 
Board with power to act as may seem to them best : 

Resolved, That this Convention instruct its Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools to appoint an evangelistic committee of seven, to 
receive its necessary expenses from the Treasurer of the Conven- 
tion not more than $250. 

F. P. Hobgood submitted the report of the Trustees of 

Wake Forest College, as follows: 


Since the last meeting of the Convention the sixty-ninth session 
of the College has ended and the seventieth has begun. During the 
former 327 students matriculated,— an advance upon all previous 

The general health of the student body has been excellent; the 
deportments, save in a few exceptional cases, has been admirable; 
steady and successful work has been done in all the schools of the 

After a year of well-earned rest in Europe, Dr. W. B. Royall was 
welcomed back to the College at the beginning of the fall term. 
His return made it possible for Prof. J. B. Carlyle to prosecute 
actively the raising of funds for the completion of the new Alumni 
Building. This he has done with signal energy and success. It 


is hoped that before the next Convention, this building will be com- 
pleted and ready for use in our enlarging scientific work. 

It is hoped, also, that by that time, the new and greatly needed 
Infirmary will be erected. About one-third of the funds needed for 
this building is available, and it is believed that the friends of the 
College will supply the deficiency when our imperative necessity for 
the Infirmary is made known to them. 

If Wake Forest College is to grow, and fulfil its larger possibili- 
ties of usefulness, more ample provision must be made, at no distant 
day, for its growing needs. Lighting and heating plants should 
be installed as soon as possible, large additions should be made to 
the books in the Library and to our scientific apparatus. And an- 
other hundred thousand dollars ought to be added to the endowment 
in the next two years. 

The report was spoken to by J. B. Carlyle, and adopted. 
T. J. Taylor offered the report of the Historical Commit- 
tee, as follows : 

Your committee found our people willing to furnish funds to have 
the history of North Carolina Baptists written, but not being able 
to have the work done we beg to be discharged. 

T. J. Taylor, 



The report was received and the committee discharged. 

W. C. Tyree, chairman of the Committee on Midsummer 
Meetina:, made the following report, which, after remarks by 
H. W. Battle and W. C. Tyree, was adopted : 

Your committee to arrange for the second Mid-Summer Meeting 
at Jackson Springs are glad to report that the attendance was larger 
than last year and the meeting was, we think, fruitful in many ways. 
Altogether the success of this effort to supply a real and deep need of 
our people has been so successful and gratifying that we recommend 
that this meeting be continued for another year and that a commit- 
tee be again appointed to arrange for it. 

On motion of H. W. Battle, the committee was continued 
as l.ast vear. 



C. B. Justice, for the committee, offered the report on 
Order of Business for to-morrow, which was adopted: 

g-SO—Devotional Exercises, Josiah Elliott. 
10:00— Reading of Minutes, etc. 

10:10— Report of Trustees of Baptist University for Women. 
10 : 30 — Temperance. 
11 : 00 — Orphanage. 
12:00 — Report on Divorce. 
12:30 — Report on General Education. 

1:00 — lAdjourn. 

3:00 — Periodicals. 

3:30 — Report on Obituaries. 
Miscellaneous business. 

4:30 — Adjourn. 

J. B. Brewer, J. L. Camp and J. L. Lawless of Virginia, 
were introduced to the Convention. 

The session was concluded with prayer hy J. M. Frost. 

THIKD DAY — Afternoon Session. 

At 3 o'clock the President called the Convention to order, 
and prayer was offered with C. F. Meserve leading. 

Archibald Johnson submitted the report of the Committee 
on Place and Preacher for next annual meeting, as follows : 

Your committee recommend that the Convention meet in New Bern 
on invitation of the Middle Street and Tabernacle churches, on 
Wednesday after the first Sunday in December, Dr. Fred D. Hale, of 
Wilmington, to preach the sermon; Rev. C. W. Scarborough, of Mur- 
freesboro, alternate. 

On motion of J. C. Massee the report was amended by 
striking out "New Bern— Middle Street and Tabernacle 
churches," and inserting "the Tabernacle of Raleigh," after 
which it was adopted. 

J. W. Bailey offered the following resolution, which was 

adopted : 

Whereas, There was confusion in regard to reduced rates to the 


present Convention, many delegates having failed to obtain any re- 
duction whatever, 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to investigate this mat- 
ter and present the protest of the Convention to the proper authori- 

The President appointed Livingston Johnson and the Re- 
cording Secretary as the committee called for in the resolu- 

G. T. Lumpkin offered the report of the Committee on 
Sunday Schools, as follows: 


In this report your committee desires to lay special emphasis upon 
the importance of Sunday School work. Sunday School work easily 
holds a foremost place in Christian endeavor. It is evidenced from 
the purpose of this department of Christian work. Sunday School 
work reaches out after the lost and, in this particular, has become 
one of our most effective evangelizing agencies. It trains the young 
convert for effective service and as a training department it is un- 
surpassed. We are constantly and painfully observing and experi- 
encing the need of a better trained membership in our churches. 
Sunday School affords the opportunity for preparing men and women 
to lead in our denominational work. It presents a system of Bible 
study unsurpassed, in fact, unparalleled, and herein supplies a great 
need in our churches — more systematic Bible study. 

It is a fact that churches with live, growing Sunday Schools have 
the best trained men and women to lead their work, report larger 
numbers of conversions from year to year and furnish the leaders 
in all denominational work. 

A moment's reflection will make manifest the reason for all this. 
Sunday School begins its work with the little one, when the mind 
is plastic and the character unshaped. It anticipates evil with seeds 
of good and repels the error of later years with the truths of God's 
Word. It safeguards childhood with the noblest precepts and the 
holiest influences. It sets before the youth the highest and worthiest 
ideal — Christ Jesus — and calls him to a constant and saving faith in 
the Son of God. Manhood learns in the study of God's Word the 
safest precepts, the best examples, the highest ideal. And old age 
finds it sweet to sit together, on the Lord's day, and study the 
blessed "Book. 

Sunday School is a constant call to repentance, best fits the Chris- 
tian for service, gives a better understanding of God's Word, and 
instils new life into the individual and to the church, therefore, 


brethren, your committee considers the Sunday School work one of 
the most important objects brought to the notice of this Convention 
and begs leave to recommend that it shall always receive proper 
recognition before this body and to urge that the churches in the 
several Associations give it place among the benevolent objects of 
the Convention and make annual pledges for its support. Your 
committee wishes to give expression of its approval of and perfect 
satisfaction with the splendid work of the Field Secretary — Brother 
Hight C. Moore — and begs leave to recommend him and his work to 
this Convention. 

Relative to this phase of Sunday School work, your committee 
would respectfully recommend: 

(1) This Convention shall instruct the Sunday School Committee 
to continue the work of the Field Secretary. 

(2) That the Convention shall consider favorably and adopt the 
two considerations for and endorse the several distinctive features 
of the next year's work, so lucidly outlined by the Field Secretary 
in his magnificent report. 

(3) That the Sunday School Committee, with aid of the Field 
Secretary, shall endeavor to raise funds sufficient to support the 

(4) That, for the meeting of any possible deficiencies, the State 
Board be authorized to appropriate not more than $1,000 for this 
work. It being understood that if from direct contributions suffi- 
cient funds be obtained, none of said appropriation shall be used. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. T. Lumpkin. 
J. B. Carlyle. 
J. V. Devenney. 
J. F. MacDuffie. 
J. E. Ray. 
J. S. Farmer. 
A. T. King. 

The report was discussed by G. T. Lumpkin, Higlit C. 
Moore and B. W. Spilinan, and adoj^ted. 

The report of the Committee on Baptist Schools was sub- 
mitted by J. W. Bailey and adopted, as follows : 


Your committee, having corresponded with the Moderators of our 
Associations with a view to discovering how many institutions of 
learning there are in our State that classify themselves as Baptist 


schools, and having corresponded also with the principals of these 
schools, is prepared to report as follows: 

First. There is an undesirable and hindering confusion due to 
the want of any fixed standard to which an institution must con- 
form in order to be a Baptist school. Some schools, for example, 
classify themselves as Baptist schools simply because their owner 
or principal is a Baptist. It is obvious that such schools may in 

time cease to be Baptist schools; and for this reason their classifi- 

cation as Baptist schools is of questionable value and wisdom. On 

the other hand there are several schools conducted by Baptists, and 

not without service to our denomination, but which their principals 

decline to classify as Baptist schools. 

We propose, in view of this confusion, to submit a list of Baptist 

schools in the State classified under the following heads: 

1. Schools owned by individuals or stock companies that wish 
to be classified as Baptist schools. 

2. Schools owned or controlled through trustees by Baptist bodies 
and chartered as Baptist schools. 

Class I. 

Oxford Seminary, Oxford, N. C, F. P. Hobgood, President. Cor- 
poration. Endorsed by Flat River Association. 

Bethel Hill Institute, Bethel Hill, N. C. Owned by Elder J. A. 
Beam. Endorsed by Flat River Association. 

Orange Grove Academy. Owned by Elder J. F. MacDuffie, having 
been assigned to him; trustees appointed by Cane Creek church. 
Endorsed by Mt. Zion Association. 

Coleraine Academy, A. D. White, Principal. 

Yadkin Mineral Springs Academy. Owned by stock company. 
Controlled by Principal E. F. Eddins. 

Dell School. Incorporated. Controlled by trustees, all of whom 
are Baptists. C. M. Beach, Principal. Trustees self-perpetuating. 

Class II. 

Wake Forest College; trustees; self-perpetuating; reporting to 
Baptist State Convention. 

Chowan Baptist Female Institute; trustees; owned by Chowan and 
West Chowan Associations and reporting to them. 

Atlantic Baptist Institute, Morehead City; ti'ustees elected by the 
Atlantic Baptist Association. 

Baptist University for Women; trustees; self-perpetuating; report- 
ing to Baptist State Convention. 

Pee Dee Institute, Wadesboro, W. J. Ferrell, Principal; trustees; 
controlled by Pee Dee Association. 

Sylva Collegiate Institute, Sylva, N. C; controlled by trustees 
appointed by Tuckaseigie Association. 


Haywood Institute, L. B. White, Principal; trustees appointed by 
Haywood County Association. 

Mars Hill College, R. L. Moore, President; trustees; self-perpetu- 
ating; not chartered as a Baptist school. 

Robeson Institute; trustees appointed by Lumberton Baptist 
church, and now self-perpetuating. 

School at Murphy; trustees; controlled by W. N. C. Association. 

Mt. Vernon Springs Academy; owned by Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion; trustees. 

Caldwell Institute; controlled by Caldwell Association; trustees. 

Winterville High School; Neuse Association, by which trustees 
are appointed. 

Fork Church Academy; owned by Fork Church, which appoints 

Yancey Collegiate Institute; trustees appointed by Yancey County 

South Fork Baptist Institute; South Fork Association. 

Bowman Academy, Mitchell County Association. 

Fruitland Institute; Henderson County, Carolina Association. 

Liberty Associational School; Liberty Association. 

Round Hill Academy; McDowell, County, Green River Association. 

Bellevue Institute; Western North Carolina Association. 

Laurel Springs Academy; Ashe and Alleghany Associations. 

Wingate School; Union Association. 

Macon County Baptist High School; by Macon County Association. 

Your committee would recommend that a committee be appointed 
to submit to this Convention a statement of the requirements for 
recognition by this body of an institution of learning as a Baptist 
institution, taking up, of course, both the organic requirements, 
that is the requirements with regard to relations with organized 
Baptist bodies, and also requirements in the curriculum. 

We recommend that the committee be requested also to report to 
the next Convention the number of pupils in Baptist schools, num- 
ber of teachers, value of school property, endowment, and such 
other information as may seem of value. 

E. R. Harris presented the report of the Committee to 
No'minate the Aged Ministers' Relief Board, which was 
adopted. [See list of "Boards of Convention."] 

J. M. Broughton called attention to the Baptist Book 
Store of Bal.eigh, -urging our churches and Sunday Schools to 
patronize it for their book and periodical literature. 

Livingston Johnson read a letter from the Corresponding 


Secretary of the Lott-Carey Convention (colored), and, on 
motion of Baylus Cade, it was ordered spread upon the 

Salisbury, N. C, Dec. 7, 1904. 
Rev. Livingston Johnson, Cor. Sec'y Baptist State Convention of 

North Carolina, Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Dear Brother: — I am directed by the Educational and Missionary 
Convention of North Carolina to express through you to your Con- 
vention their greetings and their deep sense of gratitude for yours 
and their many expressions of kindness, especially since the work 
of co-operation has been going on in North Carolina. Nothing has 
done so much to strengthen the relations between the two Conven- 
tions. We are fully aware that the appropriations you have made 
from time to time, have been made at a great sacrifice, considering 
the many demands made upon your Convention, but let us assure 
you as we have before, that your gifts and services have been 
wisely expended. You have come to us in a time of great need. 
Your councils, your instructions, your money, have done much to 
bring about the change in our condition, for which we all so much 
rejoice. We have not reached perfection, far from it. We have but 
fairly made a beginning. Much has been done, but much still re- 
mains to be done. We have done the best we could to use what 
you have given us to the greatest possible advantage, and whatever 
you may do for us in the future we promise, God helping us, we 
will continue to use for our higher development, which we find the 
more necessary as the years go by. 

These unmistakable signs of your friendship have done so much 
to brighten the situation, and we regard your favors as a special 

We praise God that He has directed you to assist us, and has 
brought to us through you such wonderful blessings, and we praise 
Him for all you are in your own behalf. For every achievement, 
and for each step of your progress we rejoice with you. W^e have 
reason to hope that the tie which binds us will grow stronger and 
stronger, with the increase of years. 
Very respectfully yours, 

J. A. Whitted, 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The benediction was pronounced by W. F. Fry, of Golds- 


THIED DAY— Evening Session. 

The Convention reassembling at the hour appointed, the 
devotional exercises were conducted by William Lunsford, of 

On motion of C. W. Duke, a telegram of sympathy from 
the Convention was authorized to be sent to C. A. G. Thomas, 
formerly pastor of the First Church in Elizabeth City and 
builder of the present house of worship, whose illness prevents 
his attendance at this session. 

The following ministers of other denominations in the 
city were introduced to the Convention : W. H. Luther, D. 
H. Tuttle, E. F. Sawyer, J. Y. Old, W. E. Jones, J. E. Un- 
derwood ,H. M. North. 

C. J. Thompson, Vice-President of the Home Board for 
North Carolina, being called to the chair, the report on Home 
Missions was submitted by C. A. Jenkens, as follows: 


Our territory surpasses in area most of the empires of the Old 
World. In wealth and material possibilities it is superior to those 
kingdoms that have dazzled the eyes of mankind and influenced the 
course of history. Our country has been, to a large degree, the 
Lord's hot-bed of preachers and missionaries. Many of the leading 
pulpits of America, North, East and West, are filled by Southern 
ministers, while her missionaries are sca|:tered over widely sepa- 
rated nations. 

The South is rapidly becoming a manufacturing country, and will 
be compelled to face the problems that accompany the factory. 
An educational wave is sweeping over the land, stimulating the 
schools and academies that crown a thousand hills, crowding our 
colleges with aspiring youths. Then we shall have to face the prob- 
lems that accompany culture. Our mines are full of treasures, our 
forests full of timber, our waters full of food, and our cotton fields 
white unto the harvest. Our people will be rich. Tten will come 
the problems that accompany a spirit of commercialism. 

Catholicism, Mormonism, infidelity, indifferentism, and numerous 
smaller isms are seeking a foothold on our soil. There will be 
forced upon us the problems that accompany false religions. 

The sole remedy for the perils that confront us is the gospel of 
Jesus. The Home Board is seeking to meet the demand in the fol- 
lowing ways: 


1. Church Building Loan Fund. This fund is loaned to churches 
to aid in the erection of houses of worship. For instance, in Co- 
manche County, Okla., there are thirty-five churches with only five 
houses of worship. The same conditron exists in the Indian Terri- 
tory and in portions of Texas. A little help given to these congre- 
gations in their time of need, will repay a hundred-fold, sometimes 
a thousand-fold. Some churches, after such timely help, have 
grown into vigorous bodies, helping every denominational interest. 

The Board has in hand a fund of $6,000, which is increasing every 
year. The women of our churches are asked to raise, in addition 
to their regular contributions, $20,000 as a Tichenor Memorial Fund 
for this purpose. We commend this noble work to the "Woman's 
Missionary Societies as well as to the churches. 

2. Frontier Missions. Tliis includes portions of Arkansas, Texas 
and Oklahoma and Indian Territories. Last year the Baptists in- 
creased in these Territories about fifty per cent, and In their gifts 
advanced more than one hundred per cent. Texas is crying for 
men as well as money. It was stated at the last meeting of the 
Southern Baptist Convention that there were a hundred places in 
the Lone Star State awaiting the organization of Baptist churches, 
and that the men could not be found to preach to them. 

The boxes sent by our Woman's Missionary Societies to the fron- 
tier have proved rich blessings to needy families. j.aese boxes do 
not help to pay salaries, but are extra contributions, intended sim- 
ply as gifts to help out meagre salaries. 

3. Mountain Missions and Schools. In the mountain region of 
the Southern States there are 149 counties, with a population of 
more than two millions; 98 per cent of whom are white, and 65 per 
cent are Baptists. 

In Western North Carolina the Home Board is assisting nine 
schools employing sixty-five teachers. In these institutions 1,800 
students have been enrolled the current session. A similar work 
is being done in the mountains of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ala- 

Rev. A. E. Brown is in charge of this mountain work. Within 
the past five years the Baptists in this section under his leadership 
have contributed $50,000 towards the upbuilding of these schools, 
whose aggregate value is about $60,000. The Board's appropriation 
to this mountain work is already $4,500 the current year, and if the 
present demands of the field are met the Board must spend $10,000 
in this work. 

4. Cities and Foreigners. The Board is seeking to do a large 
work in the cities, because they must ever be centers of influence. 
The Baptists are often weakest in the cities, where they ought to be 
strongest. The foreign element in our population is fast becoming 


a serious problem, and that element congregates in the cities. To 
lose the cities Is finally to lose the country. If we do not christian- 
ize the foreigners, they may paganize us. 

5. Co-operation. Here quotation is made from the report of the 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools: 

"This is the last year of the third term of co-operation, by which 
is meant work done among the colored people in co-operation with 
the Home Mission Board and Home Mission Society. For nine years 
this work has been prosecuted and the results have been gratifying. 
This year the small amount of two hundred dollars was given to 
it. There are two colored conventions in the United States, known 
as the National and Lott Carey Conventions. In North Carolina 
the Lott Carey Convention has much greater numerical strength 
than the National Convention, indeed they are practically in control 
of negro Baptist work. It is with the Lott Carey brethren that we 
have carried on the work of co-operation for nine years. Under 
the plan of work among the negroes adopted by the last session of 
the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Convention was rec- 
ognized as the representative body of colored Baptists, and the work 
done among the negroes was to be in co operation with the National 
Convention except in those states where the State Mission Board 
advised a different method of work. Our Board was not called to- 
gether, but a majority of them, being consulted, expressed the opin- 
ion that we should not ignore the Lott Carey brethren with whom 
we have worked so harmoniously, but that the present plan of co- 
operation should be continued until the meeting of our Convention. 
Tlie Home Mission Board cheerfully agreed to coniinue its appro- 
priation to the work in North Carolina, to be carried on in co- 
operation with the Lott Carey Convention. TTie Home Mission 
Society also renewed its appropriation for another year. We rec- 
ommend that, pending the meeting of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion, at which time the Commission will report and the Convention 
take final action, we continue the work of co-operation according to 
the present plan and on the present financial basis." 

6. Cuba. Priest-ridden Cuba with a population of 1,500,000, 
blinded by superstition, cries to us for help. The work has been 
signally blessed on the island. Lots for building are being secured, 
chapels must be built, and a school established in Havana. 

7. Contributions. Last year receipts from the churches of the 
Southern Baptist Convention for Home Missions amounted to 

Last year there were 7,526 baptisms, 9.271 received by letter, 157 
churches constituted, 179 churches built and improved, 714 Sunday 
Schools organized, and 616 missionaries on the field. 


Last year North Carolina gave to the Board $8,649.65. Let us try 
to raise during the present year a vastly increased amount. 

C. A. Jenkens. 
A. C. Parham. 
C. M. Wall. 

The report was discussed by C. A. Jenkens, A. E. BroAvn, 
and B. D. Gray, Corresponding Secretary of the Home Mis- 
sion Board of Atlanta, after which the report was adopted. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by Bay- 
lus Cade. 

FOURTH DAY— Morning Session. 

Elizabeth City, N. C, Dec. 10, 1904. 
The devotional exercises were conducted by J. D. Hufham. 
The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 
The President appointed the following as chairmen of 
committees for next session : 

Home Missions — T. G. Wood. 

Foreign Missiotis — A. B. Dunaway. 

State Missions — M. L. Kesler. 

Sunday Schools — C. W. Duke. 

Baptist Schools — J. W. Bailey, R. T. Vann, A. E. Brown. 

J. T. Riddick, of Virginia, and George V. Tilley, of Mis- 
souri, were introduced to the Convention. 

B. W. Spilman introduced the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, 1. That we reafBrm the resolution passed at Oxford in 
1897 regarding the gathering and the preservation of material bear- 
ing on the History of North Carolina Baptists. 

2. That the Assistant Recording Secretary be the Statistical Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

The report of the Trustees of the Baptist University for 
Women, submitted by C. B. Justice, M'as received, as follows: 




Since the last meeting of the Convention the school has entered 
upon its sixth session. The enrollment for the last session was 280 
in all. During the current year there have been enrolled 311 stu- 
dents, an increase of 56 compared with the corresponding date of 
last year. Of this number, 227 are boarding and 84 are day pupils. 

We have reason to be grateful for the excellent health and de- 
portment of the students. The management has inaugurated a 
modified form of self-government by the student body, and with 
gratifying results. When the one case calling for disciplinary meas- 
ures occurred this session the students themselves took the initia- 
tive and the Faculty sanctioned their action. It is the purpose of 
the Faculty to approach as nearly as possible the ideal of a well 
ordered home government. 

Leave of absence for a year has been granted Miss Gibbs, of the 
chair of History, and her place has been supplied by Miss Holden, 
an A.B. of Cornell. Professor Sackett, of the Department of Sci- 
ence, resigned last summer to accept the chair of Bacteriology in 
the Agricultural College of Michigan, and Mr. J. G. Boomhour was 
elected to fill his place. 

Another year has been added to the course in Modern Languages, 
and some additional work has also been prescribed in the Prepara- 
tory Course. This, together with the heavy increase in the number 
of music students, has necessitated an enlargement of the teaching 
force; and this need has been met by the election of Miss Sophie 
Lanneau as Assistant in Latin; Miss Rosa Paschal, as Assistant in 
Mathematics; Mr. A. C. Jackson, as Assistant in Vocal Culture, and 
Misses Elizabeth Burtt and Eva Sams as Assistants in Piano. 

In the Art Department there bas been instituted a course in 
Applied Art. under the direction of Miss Kate Ford, and for the 
purpose of teaching designing. 

Tlie number of actual teachers is now 25 ; there are 6 other officials 
and functionaries, making a Faculty of 31 in all. 

On the first of February the last dollar was paid on the debt, and 
every note was redeemed. In accordance with the promise made at 
the last Convention, steps were at once taken to erect another build- 
ing. The edifice now stands completed, a handsome and imposing 
structure, and admirably adapted to its purpose. The cost of the 
entire building, without furniture and equipment, was $23,300. 

The large number of new students made necessary the enlarge- 
ment of the chapel and dining-room and the erection of a new 
kitchen, all of which has been done. There has also been installed 
a central plant for heating all three of the brick buildings. The 


Trustees were forced to choose between leaving the old low pres- 
sure boiler to heat the Main Building while placing other boilers 
for heating the other two buildings, with separate fires and engines, 
and purchasing a large high pressure boiler capable of heating all 
three buildings, with one fire and employing only one engineer. 
They chose the latter course as more economical and in every way 
more satisfactory, though entailing a larger expense for the time. 
The brick boiler-house just erected will also furnish accommoda- 
tions for a steam laundry, which it is the purpose of the Trustees 
to install at an early date. 

All these improvements will involve an expense somewhat in ex- 
cess of the funds from the Faircloth estate. But the erection and 
fitting up of the Faircloth Hall rendered absolutely necessary the 
other building that has been done, and the Trustees hope to be able 
to cancel all new obligations without calling on the denomination 
at all. 

We make grateful mention of the work of grace manifested in the 
school since our last report. Under the spiritual ministration of 
Bro. Bruner of Richmond and of Dr. A. B. Dunnaway only last week, 
there came gracious seasons of refreshing, many of the girls mak- 
ing profession of faith and many others re-consecrating themselves 
to God. The mission spirit pervades the school. A number of 
classes meet eacn week for the study of missions. Several of the 
students are considering the question of personal consecration to 
this work, and three nave offered themselves for the foreign field. 

Altogether, the outlook promises for the school constantly increas- 
ing prosperity and usefulness. 

Remarks were made by C. B. Justice, J. J. Hall, H. W. 
Battle, J. W. Lynch and J. D. Hiifham. 

The report on Temperance was presented by John A. 
Oates, as follows : 


The growth of temperance conviction, the growth of good temper- 
ance laws, and the growth of temperance among the people is most 
gratifying. This growth is actual. 

"We are building in this work on the foundations laid by heroic 
pioneers, who braved ridicule and abuse to bring about the condi- 
tions toward which we are rapidly approaching in this State. 

Since the Convention at Winston in 1901, when a standing com- 
mittee on Temperance was appointed, and which resulted in the 
formation of the Anti-Saloon League of the State, there has been 


wonderful progress, as is shown by the following approximate 

Saloons December 1, 1901, in the State 400 

Saloons December 1, 1904, in the State 150 

Counties with saloons December 1, 1901, in the State 40 

Counties with saloons December 1, 1904, in the State 26 

Grain distilleries December 1, 1901, in the State 400 

Grain distilleries December 1, 1904, in the State 78 

Most of this gain has come as a result of the aggressive work of 
the Anti-Saloon League. This organization offers the opportunity 
for united effort against the liquor traffic. 

We believe in total prohibition as the final solution of the whiskey 
question in our State and urge our people to work for a speedy ac- 
complishment of this aim. 

We recognize the great value of recently enacted temperance 
laws and from their extension and the enactment of a strong statute 
on law enforcement. 

We favor the enactment of the Hepburn-Dolliver bill, prohibiting 
the shipment of liquor from one State into the prohibition territory 
of another State as wise and just. 

The saloon and distillery stand as the open enemies of righteous- 
ness and peace. Their procession of death and disgrace is enough 
to awaken the zeal of every man who loves mankind, for which 
Christ died. 

Give no quarter to this vampire of death. Our slogan should be, 
"The liquor traffic must go." John A. Gates. 

A. T. Howell. 
Walters Durham. 

The report was spoken to by John A. Gates, J. B. Carlyle, 
J. W. Bailey and E. G. Kendrick, and was adopted. 

Gn motion of J. D. Hufham, the Grphanage was made the 
special order for to-night. 

Gn motion of J. A. Speight, it was recommended that at 
the fifth Sunday meetings in January ^iferings be made for 
the purchase of the publication outfit needed by Missionary 
W. E. Entzminger, of Brazil, $500.00 being asked by him 
of l^orth Carolina Baptists. 

T. J. Taylor offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved. That this Convention has heard with pleasure of the 
rebuilding on an enlarged scale of Oxford Seminary and of its pres- 



ent prosperity, and that we wish President Hobgood hearty God- 
speed in his important work. We also rejoice in the enlarged pros- 
perity of Chowan Female Institute with its projected new building 
and improved apparatus. 

The report on Young People's Work was submitted for the 
committee bj E. E. Hilliard, and adopted, as follows : 

In view of the fact that there is now no State organization of the 
Young People's Work, and that the time of this Convention is fully 
taken up with other interests, your committee suggest that this sub- 
ject be referred to the Committee on Mid-Summer Meeting. 

Bj invitation of the President, J. J. Lansdell, of Durham, 
pastor of the church in Elizabeth City just fifty years ago, 
and the oldest member of the present Convention, was called 
to the platform, and he addressed the body. 

On motion of A. E. Brown, the report of the Committee 
on General. Education was made to precede that on the Com- 
munication on Divorce. 

P. J. Bateman offered the report of the Committee on 
General Education, as follows: 


It is with gratitude we note the great educational awakening 
through our State which is not confined to classes or sections, but 
like a storm it sweeps from the mountains to the sea. We appreci- 
ate the efforts of our Christian Governor and Superintendent of 
Public Instruction who have made this advance possible. It is 
also gratifying to note the decided steps the State as a whole is 
taking toward the improvement of public education. We believe 
that the State is indebted to every child born within its borders, 
and that this debt is a common school education; where the poorest 
as well as the most fortunate may prepare (themselves) for the ap- 
preciation of the blessings of this life. May we not pledge our- 
selves to the support of this great work; to see that our poor and 
secluded have their just deserts in an opportunity for an education? 
If any denomination can afford to plead for better educated people 
it is the Baptists, for it is under the light that our cause prospers. 
When the districts now remote and darkened by ignorance and in- 
appreciation of truth shall have been educated to the point where 
they may appreciate the things of this life then will you hear greater 
tidings of good things from our State Mission fields; when our un- 
educated children shall have been prepared to appreciate the truth 


thus enlarging their life, having thus pledged ourselves to the sup- 
port of our public schools, let us not forget our duty to our educa- 
tional institutions. 

Fortunate indeed are we as Baptists of North Carolina in having 
so many well-equipped schools, and to this we owe a debt of prayer 
and of patronage — patronage, because these men who own them are 
our brethren and would work gladly in every possible way for the 
strengthening of our lines. Why, then, should not every Baptist 
boy or girl be prepared in a Baptist academy or one owned or main- 
tained by a Baptist? Tlie maintenance of these schools on this high 
plane means everything to our denomination. If anything means 
more than another for our denomination in the last half century, 
it is our advance in educational lines. For that reason we want 
to look back from whence we came and appreciate our present pos- 
sessions and support our brethren who are working lor this great 
end — universal education. 

May we, therefore, recommend. 

First. We give all possible encouragement to the public educa- 
tional system of our commonwealth, for it is through their hands 
that the golden grain of knowledge is to be sown among the poor 
and remote. 

Second. We desire to recommend the great work being done by 
our Associational schools and other institutions under Baptist man- 
agement. May we not thank the Lord for our brethren who have 
expended private capital in schools whose primary object is the 
advancement of Christ and the promotion of Baptist life. We com- 
mend these brethren to your support and patronage. 

Third. We reaffirm our loyalty to Wake Forest and the Baptist 
University for Women. The report from Wake Forest which was so 
ably spoken to, attests our love for that institution of honor and 

None of us have so soon forgotten the strenuous birth of the Bap- 
tist University for Women whose existence was rung out of the 
hearts and love of the Baptists of this Convention for the equip- 
ment of our girls. Let us, therefore, never forget it. 

In view of all this may we lay our lines broad and deep and pray 
for the dawn of an early day when our State shall come to the 
front in education, for on its pinions will our denomination rise 
to higher planes and our people to happier conditions. 
Submitted by the committee, 

R. J. Bateman. 

J. W. Morgan. 

JOSIAH Crudup. 

J. A. Speight. 

E. J. Harrell. 

J. W. Rose. 


The report was discussed by R. J. Bateman, Baylus Cade, 
A. E. Brown, after which the report, was adopted, pledges 
having been taken for the Mnrphy High School amounting 
to $281. 

On motion of E. F. Aydlett, the report of the Committee 
on Divorce was made special order for this afternoon at 3 

C. W. Duke, for the Committee on Religious Exercises, 
read the announcements for services to-morrow in various 
churches of the city and community. 

The benediction was pronounced by H. H. Mashburn. 

FOURTH DAY— Afterxoo:v Session. 

The President called the Convention to order at 3 o'clock, 
and prayer was offered by J. D. Larkins, of Henderson. 

The report, of the Committee to Consider and Report on 
the Communication from the Protestant Episcopal Church 
Regarding Divorce Legislation was read by J. W. Bailey, as 
follows : 


Whereas, under the operation of the lax divorce laws in our State 
the number of divorces has steadily increased, there being about 
1,400 divorces granted during the past year; and 

Whereas, the larger part of these divorces were granted on the 
ground of abandonment, thus compelling the attention of all thought- 
ful people, and awakening the concern of religious bodies; and 

Whereas, this Convention; representing 182,000 white Baptists in 
(his State, conceives that it has an ethical obligation to the com- 
monwealth, in the name of righteousness and the welfare of our 
people, we do deplore the increase of the divorce evil, an evil that 
strikes at the foundation of society and religion — the home; and 

Whereas, we have the example of our fathers in the right of peti- 
tion to legislative bodies; therefore 

Resolved. That we appoint a committee of five to join with other 
religious bodies in a memorial to the Legislature to the end that 
the divorce laws shall be so amended as to restrict tae grounds of 


divorce to the one ground approved by our j^ord Jesus Christ, in 
Matthew xix. 9. 

Fred. D. Hale. 

E. F. Aydlett. 

J. C. Massee. 

The report was discussed by J. W. Bailey ; E. B. Draiie, 
of Edenton, of the Committee on Divorce Legislation, East 
Carolina Diocese Protestant Episcopal Church ; J. D. Huf- 
ham, Baylus Cade, B. W. Spilman, H. W. Battle, A. B. 
Dunaway, J. D. Larkins, C. A. Jenkens, A, E. Brown, W. R. 
Cullom, and the report was adopted. 

On motion of W. F. Watson, Periodicals is made the 
special order for 8 o'clock this evening. 

Benediction hv W. H. Rich. 

FOURTH DAY— Evening Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by George V. Tilley, 
who read the twenty-seventh Psalm and led in prayer. 

The President appointed the following brethren as the 
Committee to Memorialize the Legislature Regarding Di- 
vorce Legislation: L. Johnson, F. D. Hale, J. W. Bailey, 
T. M. Arrington and W. N. Jones. 

The report on Periodicals was offered by G. T. Watkins, as 
follows : 


Perhaps in no past period of the world's history has the press 
wielded so much power and influence as at the present day. No 
factor in modern civilization plays a greater part In shaping public 
opinion. The world, feeling its mighty pulse-beat, awaits its opin- 
ions, and gives them the profoundest respect and deference. From 
such has sprung this honored position of the civic press. Already 
we can see its effect in the world of religious journalism, and this 
spirit of the press is destined, at length, to create as keen a relish 
and taste for religious literature. 

Recognizing this power of journalism, and this growing tendency 


of spiritual thirst for religious knowledge, we recommend to our 
pastors and churches to make a greater effort to develop this spirit- 
ual thirst for information. See to it, brethren, that this inaugura- 
tion of free rural delivery routes over our State shall be the begin- 
ning of a crusade against spiritual ignorance. Place the religious 
periodicals by the side of the civic periodicals. This coveted awak- 
ening for religious information is practically shown in the increased 
circulation of our denominational organ, The Biblical Recorder, 
The Xorth Carolina Baptist and Charity and Children. The lists of 
these papers are rapidly growing, and, we believe, are destined to 
grow more rapidly each succeeding year, if the pastors and churches 
will rally to their support with increased interest. 

No State boasts of a better, more practical or up-to-date paper than 
The Biblical Recorder, nor of one that has the cause more at heart. 
Eternity alone will reveal what it has done for the brotherhood and 
Christ in the past, but the mighty influence it is destined to wield, 
we believe, is but in its infancy yet. The North Carolina Baptist 
is giving great satisfaction to its patrons, and is yearly making 
wider the field it haply found for itself. Charity and Children 
holds a unique place in the hearts of North Carolina Baptists, and 
is easily the foremost paper of its kind in the State, if not in the 
wide, wide world. Your committee feels that it cannot urge too 
strongly upon our people the necessity of placing our denomina- 
tional organs in every Baptist family. 

The organs of our Foreign and Home Mission Boards, The For- 
eign Missi07i Journal and The Home Field, are recognized as the 
best channels of information in our foreign and home work. Noth- 
ing can take the place of these journals in creating and fostering 
the spirit of missions, and they should be used by every pastor, wide- 
awake Christian, Woman's ^Missionary Society and Young People's 
Union for such work. 

We commend to our ministerial brothernood The Revieiv and 
Expositor, and beg their hearty support of this excellent Theological 
magazine. Let North Carolina furnish her part of the patronage 
needed to insure the greatest success to this our only Baptist Theo- 
logical Review. Neither would we fail in this report to mention 
and commend The Skyland Baptist. Atlantic Messenger or any other 
Baptist periodical whose purpose and mission is the glory and ad- 
vancement of our Master's kingdom. 

G. T. Watkins. 
S. W. Oldham. 
J. M. PYeming. 
Geo. J. DowELL. 


Eemai^ks were made by G. T. Watkins, J. D. Hiifham 
and J A. Speight, after whicli tlie report was adopted. 

E W. Sikes made on behalf of the staff of the Wahe For- 
est Student a proposition to the effect that one issue of the 
Stude7it each year would be devoted especially to North 
Carolina Baptist History on condition that the Convention 
would appoint a committee to supply, select and supervise 
the material requisite for the publication. On motion of 
Baylus Cade, the proposition was unanimously accepted, and 
E. W. Sikes, J. D. Hufliam, Thomas M. Pittman, Henry 
Sheets and A. I. Justice appointed as the committee. 

W. L. Poteat, for the Committee on the Orphanage, offered 
the following report: 

The first orphan was received into our Orphanage at Thomasville 
in November, 1885. The number now cared for there is 300. These 
are provided for in a system which reproduces as nearly as possible 
the conditions of home and family life combined with the best school 
opportunities. During these twenty years the Orphanage plant has 
grown to be worth $160,000. It is economically administered. THe 
monthly cost of the maintenance and schooling of each orphan is 
only $5 00. This low figure has been attained largely through the 
self-sacrificing devotion of matrons and teachers, which we desire 
gratefully to record. 

The demands upon the Institution increase as fast as it enlarges. 
Some improvements are imperative and urgent. The Simmons be- 
quest has been wisely set apart for the maintenance of one depart- 
ment of the work, so that the dependence of the general work upon 
the liberality of the churches is as close and real as ever it was. 
We beg to suggest that all our churches make stated contributions 

to its support. 

The beneficent influence of this Institution is not all exhausted 
upon the children whom it iomes and educates. It is educating 
the people who stand outside and back of it. It is calling us away 
from the incidentals of the Christian life to look afresh at the 
essence of the Christian life. It is flushing our too coldly intellect- 
ual conceptions of religion with the heart currents wnich more 
nearly express its spirit. It is softening and beautifying our de- 
nominational activity. Jesus is again in the midst with a little 
child in his arms. W. L. Poteat 

For the Committee. 


The report was discussed by H. H. Mashbum, Baylus 
Cade and E. E. Hilliard, and adopted. 

The following resolution, offered by C. W. Scarborough, 

was adopted: 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to confer with, 
the Trustees of the Baptist Orphanage with a view of establishing 
and if possible to establish organic connection between the Orphan- 
age and this Convention. 

The President appointed the following as the committee: 
C. W. Scarborough, B. Cade, T. J. Taylor, R. J. Bateman 
and J. M. Hilliard. 

The Report on Obituaries was presented by A. E. Brown, 
and after remarks by J. D. Ilufham, B. W. Spilman, J. B, 
Newton, the report was adopted : 


Among those of our brethren who have laid aside their armor 
and entered upon their reward since the last Convention, are: 

Elder N. A. Shelly, a faithful missionary in the Eastern Associa- 
tion. He died at his post on July 6, 1904. 

Bro. C. B. Paul, who had just entered upon his labors as mis- 
sionary in the Atlantic Association, died August 18, 1904. Brother 
Paul was a young man, full of zeal for the Master's cause. Secre- 
tary Johnson said of him: "No truer or braver soldier ever buckled 
on the armor of his Lord." 

Elder J. A. Kuykendall, a pastor in the New Found Association, 
died in the pulpit of Corinth church, February 7, 1904. 

Elder T. M. Baldwin died at his home in Moore County, March 
26, 1904. He had been actively engaged in the ministry since 1867. 

Elder Benjamin Ward, a pioneer worker in Eastern North Caro- 
lina, passed to his reward during the year. He had labored as 
State Missionary in both the Atlantic and Eastern Associations. 
He was a strong advocate of temperance and did much to further 
that cause. 

Elder W. Y. Ciiappell died September 9, 1904. He was at the 
time of his death pastor of the East Raleigh Baptist church. 

Elder A. N. Campbell died September 6, 1904. His consecrated 
life made its deep impression upon the people of his community. 

Bro. W. C. Stradley. a deacon of the First Church, Asheville, 


passed away after a brief illness December 5, 1904. Brother Strad- 
ley was not only an active member of his church, but was deeply 
interested in the Master's cause throughout the world. He was a 
regular attendant upon the sessions of this body and of his district 
Association. He was a quiet unassuming man whose time and 
money was always at the disposal of the Lord's cause. 

Hoy. J. A. Spruill, prominent citizen of Tyrrell County, more 
than once moderator of Chowan Association, represented his district 
in the State Senate, also filled other important positions both in 
church and State, died during the year at his home in Columbia. 

Bro. James H. Lassiter was born May 27, 1816, in Gates County, 
N. C, and died at his home in Henderson on the 16th of November, 
1904. In 1838 he made a public profession of his faith in Christ 
and became a member of the church at Meherrin, Hertford County. 
In 1848 he united with others in organizing the church at Murfrees- 
boro and became a deacon of that body. In September, 1865, he 
settled in Henderson and engaged in business. Until age and infirm- 
ity compelled his retirement he was greatly prospered. He was 
until his death a deacon of the church in that town and the most 
liberal supporter of all its work. He was also loyal and liberal to 
the Recorder, the College, the Orphanage, the Baptist University 
and all the enterprises of the Convention. His heart and his hand 
were always open to the needy and the suffering. On all his long 
and busy career there is neither shadow nor stain. 

J. W. Bailey offered the following- resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to present to the next 
Convention such by-laws for the guidance of this Convention in its 
deliberations and in its relation to objects and institutions fostered 
by it as may seem desirable and in accord with the precedents of the 
sessions of this body. 

The President appointed the following as the Committee 
to Formulate By-Laws and report to next session : J. W. 
Bailey, F. P. Hobgood, W. L. Poteat, E. W. Sikes and T. M. 

On motion of A. E. Brown, the Recording Secretaries are 
instrncted to have three thousand copies of the Minutes 
printed, and are allowed the usual compensation for their 

The Convention then adjourned to meet for closing exer- 
cises to-morrow niaht. Benediction hv W. H. Rich. 


FIFTH DAY— The Sabbath. 

Elizabeth City, Dec. 11, 1904. 

At the conclusion of the sermon at night. President Marsh 
called the Convention to order. 

On motion of H. W. Battle, the Board of Education was 
authorized to pay the necessary expenses in connection with 
the Pastor's Course at Wake Forest. 

J. M. Broughton offered the following resolution of thanks, 
which was adopted after remarks by J. M. Broughton, J. B. 
Carlyle, C. W. Scarborough, J. A. Speight, H. W. Battle, 
J. J. Hall, J. D. Larkins, N. B. Broughton, J. D. Hufham 
and C. W. Duke : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention are due and hereby 
tendered to the church with which we meet and to all the citizens 
of Elizabeth City for their cordial welcome, their constant and un- 
tiring attention, and unbounded hospitality to the members of this 
body, to the Christian people of all denominations for their many 
courtesies, to the various railroads and steamboat lines for reduced 
rates, and to the newspapers for their able and faithful reports of 
the proceedings of this Convention. 

A few parting words were spoken by the President, after 
which, on motion, the Convention adjourned to meet at 7 :30 
p.m. on Wednesday after the first Sunday in December (the 
6th), 1905, with the Tabernacle Church of Kaleigh. 

E. H. Marsh, President. 
N. B. Broughton, 
HiGHT C. Moore, 




Compiled by the Statistical Secretary. 

Baptists (White) in North Carolina — By Associations. 
Baptists in the United States — By States, 
Baptists in the World — By Continents. 
Associational Directory — Moderators and Clerks. 
Historical Table of the Convention. 
Directory of the Southern Baptist Convention. 
Foreign Missionaries from North Carolina. 
Ordained Ministers. 



[From a comparison of S. B. O. Annual and American Baptist Year Boolj.] 



Alleghauy — Grayson ., 

Ashe County 




Brier Creek 

Brushy Mountan 




Cape Fear— Columbus 


Catawba River 

Cedar Creek 





Flat River 

French Broad 

Green River 


Johnson County 

King's Mountain 


Li berty— Ducktown ... 

Little River 




Mt. Zion 


New Found 

Pee Dee 


Pilot Mountain 



Sandy Creek 

Sandy Run 

South Fork 

South River 

South Yadkin 


Stone Mountain 

Stony Fork 


Tar River 

Tennessee River 

Three Forks 




West Chowan 

Western North Car.. 


Yadkin .'.. 







1,792 9,387 



3, 429 




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2, 805 

5, 94:^ 


















3, 107 



<» o - 

2, 162 

8637. 90 


1, 1J3. 16 









3,470 82 










v., 398. 69 

6, 466. 43 









9, 495. 96 

12, 721.. 54 



6,786 01 
9, 742. 50 


3, 206. 48 

350. CO 


4. 818 07 

1.064 99 
2. .511 44 
3.348 5.5 






182,614 I 1,427 I 8,744 105,095 389,327.50 



[Selected from Statistics given in the "Year Book."] 





























13 1 

2,340 ] 

213 1 

85 ' 



















8, 508 



23 i 




























18 (ill 



2, 793 






58, 791 


40, 422 




20, U39 


72, 268 

43, 145 



1&4, 429 







155, 508 

320. 052 








252, ObO 
























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1, 192 









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7, 050. 69 







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9()2, (182. 83 















135. 90 

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Norib Carolina 

475, 130. 86 

North Dakota 







Porto Rico 



Boulb Carolina 


Soutb Dakota 









737,852 91 


West Virginia 


220, 287. 82 








[Totals given in the " Year Book."] 






North America 













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Europe _ 
















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Place of Meeting. 


Recording Secretaries. 


Greenville. Pitt Countv 

K()gers'XRo;ids, Wake County 

Reeve's Chapel, Cliai liaiii C 

Cartle<lge'< Creek, Kiibmo'dC- 

(ashie, Herlie County 

Union CainpGrounrl, Rnw'n C 
Countv Line, Caswell County— 
May'.s Cljapil.Cbathan) C. . 

Pat rick W.Dowd— 


N. G. Smil h 


Wm. P. Biddle.... 


Alfred Dockery... 
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A J. Battle 

Amos J. Battle 


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Urown's, Sampson C unly 

Grassy Creek, Gran vllle C _ - 







Joliuslon Liberly,Jutinston C- 
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Melierrin, Hertford C.'Unty 

Boi inn Springs, Henderson C- 
Ralei-li ^ 

Thomas Meredith. 

J.J. Finch 

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Alfred Dockery ... 
Thomas Meredith. 
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John B. Wuite 




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Friendship, Cum tierlandC 

Rock lord, Surry County 

Alfred Dockery ... 

N.J. Palmer 




James McDaniel.. 

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New hern, . 




Fayetieville . 


A. McDowell 


Warren Lou 








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W.T. Brooks 


Raleiyb . 


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Wake Forest 






do T.J.Knapp.A.S, 

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Warren (on 



Forest ville 

do ..C.E. Dunn.Ass't. 




do W. J. Palmer. 




do T. M. Hughes . . 




J. L. Carroll, G. W. Sanderlin. 


H i 1 1 s boro 

Samuel G.Mason. 

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New lJ»'ru 

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do do 



N. B. Cobb, N. B. Bronghton .. 

do do ... 


F'ayeite ville 



Warren ton 


do C. M.Cooke 




J.M. Heck 

John Kerr 

do F.R. Underwood. 

J.D.Hufham,F R.Underwood 



Du rha m 



C. M. Cooke 

do 1 do 


John Kerr 

.do Wm. Higgs 



Need ham B.Cobb. 

Wm. Biggs, Georife W. Greene 
do N.L.Shaw 

Golds boro 

do N. B. Broughton. 



do W.L. Wright- 


Wa r ren ton 

Eden ton 

Raleigh . 

J . C. Scarborough . 

N. B. Broughton, N. L. Shaw . 
do do 



do do 





do G. W. Greene. 

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W. H. Pace 

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Li. L.Polk 


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R. H. Marsh 

do N.B.Cobb . 

Riileigh . 


do do. . 

Ellznheth City 


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Charlotte . . 


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Oxford .- 


do Higbt C. Moore. 

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Elizabeth City 


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Corresponding Secretary. 


Preacher of Introductory 

John Arnastrong 

Henry Austin 


Samuel Wnit. 


.lohn Ar iistrong. 
Wm.P. Bi'ldle. 


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Charles Mc Alister.. 

Daviil S. Williams. 


(.Minutes tnuiiJated.) 
John Kerr. 

do . 

William Rtles 

AmoH J. Battle 



Johu Armstrong. 

Wm. H.Jordan 



James S. Mims. 



John Armstrong. 
J.J. Finch. 



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do .. 

Win. Hill Jordan. 



James S. Purefoy .. 

J.J. Fin-h. 

Eli Hliillips. 

S.J. Wheeler 


K. M.Nabb. 

J.J. Finch 


G. M.Tliompson, 



W.T. Brooks. 

do . . 


J.S. PuieCi.y. 


David S. Williams. 

Wm. A.Hhaw 


C. R. Hendricksou. 

John H. Lacy . 


John B. Wliite. 


Wni. Hooper. 
Jatnes MctDaulel. 



A. MiDowell 

.. .do 

R I. Devin 

T.S. Yarhroiigh 


A. McDowell. 

W.M. Wiiigale „ 


T. W.Tol)ey. 

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(Piesident reviewed history 

of Convention. 
T.E.. Skinner 

T.E. Skinner 



T. H.Pritchard. 



J.S. Waltball. 

B. F'. Marable . 

.S.S Biddle 

H. Petty. 

None - .- - ... . 

James S. Purefoy .. 



John Mitchell. 

N. B.Cobb, Supt. Army Col p. and Miss. 

do Miss.aud Colp- 

do . 

(No. record.) 


do .C'>r. See.S.s. iJoard 


A. McDowell. 

W.T. Waliers,C )r.sec State .Miss.Board 
do Sec. Slate Miss. Board 


do -. 

J B. Hnrdwick. 

Jas.P. Bov<e of S.Carolina. 

_ do. do . _ 

do -. - 

J. [j. Carroll. 

do. do 


John Mitchell. 

do . 


J. U Carrel 1. 

J. D. Iliifbani 

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Wllliaiu Royall. 

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John Q.Williams.. 
do t. 

W. M. Wingale. 
J. "'.Widen. 



K. H. Marsh. 


do _. 

C.T. Bailey. 

do . .. 


H. A. Brown. 

.do . 

do . 

T. W.BHbb. 


N.H. Brought on _. 
JordHii Wonible, Jr 

B. F. Montague 

do .' . 

(No record ) 


J. A. Rlnndy. 

None . 

R. H.(jrifflth. 

JobnE. R;iy . . 

F.H. Jones. 

do . 


T.E. Skinner. 


H. A. Brown. 



A.G. McManaway. 

C. A.Jpiikena 

. . 

John T. Pullen 

do . 


J M. Mi-Manaway. 

do . .... 

T. HBr'srss.. 

R.T. Vanii. 

C. Dnrliain . 

Fal)ius H. Rriggs... 

W 8. Grand V 

J. D. Hc.usball 


H. W. Battle. 

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T. H.Pritchard. 



Thonms Hume. 


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J.!^. Hardiiway. 

do . 

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John E. White. . 



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J. B. RIchaidson. 

do . 


A.C. Barron. 

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W.S. Peiiick. 



R.T. Vann. 

Livingston Johnson 

Walters Durham... 

W.M. Vines. 

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W.C Tvree. 

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C.S. BItickwell. 



i). W Duke. 

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J. W. Lynch, 


Organized May 8, 1845. 

Officers for Sessi07i of 1903 — President, J. P. Eagle, Little Rock, 
Ark.; Secretaries, Lansing Burrows, Nashville, Tenn., and 0. F. 
Gregory, Montgomery, Ala. 

Foreign Mission Board, Richmond, Ya. — President, J. B. Hutson; 
Corresponding Secretary, R. J. Willingham. 

Home Mission Board, Atlanta, Ga. — President, \\ . W. Landrum; 
Corresponding Secretary, B. D. Gray. 

Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tenn. — President, E. E. Folk; 
Corresponding Secretary, J. M. Frost. 

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. — Presi- 
dent, E. Y. Mullins; Treasurer Student's Aid Fund, B. Pre&sly 

Woman's Missionary Union (organized May 14, 1888), auxiliary to 
the Convention. Headquarters at Baltimore. Miss Annie W. Arm- 
strong, Corresponding Secretary. 

The next meeting of the Convention will he held in Kansas City, 
Mo., May 12, 1905. 


aS'Correspondents of missionaries should note that postage 
(alwaj's to be prepaid in full) on letters to all our foreign fields is 
five cents, except to Mexico, which is two cents. 

Britton, T. C, Soo Show, China. 

Britton, Mrs. T. C, Soo Chow, China. 

Bryan, R. T., Shanghai, China. 

Bryan, Mrs. R. T., Shanghai, China. 

Chastain, Mrs. J. G., Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Crocker, W. E., Chinkiang, China. 

Greene, George W., Canton, China. 

Greene, Mrs. George W., Canton, China. 

Newton. W. C, Teng Chow, China. 

Newton, Mrs. W. C, Teng Chow, China. 

Owen, J. C., Pingtu, China. 

Owen, Mrs. J. C, Pingtu, China. 

Price, Miss Lottie W., Shanghai, China. 

Tatum, E. F., Shanghai, China. 

Tatum, Mrs. E. F.. Shanghai, China. 


Abernathy, R. B., Hildebrand. 
Abernathy, J. W., Matthews. 
Adams, G. W., Fair Plains. 
Adams, J. Q., Charlotte. 
Adams, N. M., v enable. 
Adams, J. J., Blanche. 
Adderton, W. S., Denton. 
Albritton, Jno..,T., Calypso. 
Alderman, J. O., East Durham. 
Alderman, J. M., Delway. 
Allison, E., Brevard. 
Aman, D. F., Marines. 
Ammons, J. A., Needmore. 
Ammons, John, Mars Hill. 
Anderson, J. W., Asheville. 
Andrews, E. C, Swansboro. 
Annas, J. R. J., Saw Mills. 
Arnette, H. B., Crossmore. 
Arnette, J. M., Statesville. 
Arrington, T. F., Waynesville. 
Arlington, C. C, Shelton. 
Arrowood, A. W., Mars Hill. 
Atkinson, J. W., Neuse. 
Austin, D. M., Charlotte. 
Austin, J. H., Rockingham. 
Austin, M. D., W'.ke Forest. 
Ayers, W. A., Elizabeth City. 

Bailey, L. J., Walnut Run. 
Baker, T. J., Parkton. 
Baldwin, M., Huntsville. 
Baldwin, J. R., Silas Creek. 
Ballard, W. S., Clarkton. 
Ballard, J. M., Mooresville. 
Bangle, P. W., Lmcolnton. 
Barker, A. N., Grade. 
Barker, H. M., Peachtree. 
Barker, J. H., Lomax. 
Barker, W. F., Bud. 
Barnes, S. B., Branning. 
Barnes, K., Sterling. 
Barrett, W. C, So. Bap. Sem. 
Barron, A. C, Charlotte. 
Barr, J. S., Pinckton. 
Bateman, R. J., Mount Olive. 
Battle, H. W., Greensboro. 
Beach, J. J., Boonville. 

Beach, W. R., Elkin. 
Beam, J. A., Bethel Hill. 
Epamer, W. H., Pine Ridge. 
Beaver, C. E., Abernethy. 
Beaver, J. T., Burnsville. 
Beck, A. L., Oconalufty. 
Beck, A. W., Penrose. 
Beeker, S. J., Croz. Th. Sem. 
Bell. J. W., Clinton. 
Bennett, S. W., Wake Forest. 
Bennett, J. L., Marshville. 
Bei.nett, J. M., Churchland. 
Bennett, R. J., New Hill. 
Bentiey, J. M., Nat. 
I'eUs, Alvin, Raleigh. 
Betts, A. L., Winston. 
Bilbro, W. L., Dover. 
Bivens, J. A., Monroe. 
Blackburn, S., Bud. 
Black, C. J., Big Lick. 
Blackwell, J. W., Unaka. 
B'.aicck, J. C, Ledger. 
Blalock, T. L., Ching Kiang, 

Blalock, J. G., Whiteville. 
Blanchard, C. W., Clayton. 
Bland, Wm., Hawley's Store. 
Blankenship, J. A., Price's Creek. 
Blanton, J. C, Fancy. 
Blevins, E., Grumpier. 
Blevins, C, Kipling, Va. 
Blevins, S., Dehart. 
Bogert, C. P., Edenton. 
Boney, L. B., So. Bap. Tli. Sem. 
Boone, J. B., Thomasville. 
Boone, J. R., Estatoe. 
Booth, J. N., Hertford. 
Booth, J. H., Elkin. 
Bostick, W. M., Troy. 
Bostic, G. P., Shanghai, China. 
Bostic, W. D., China. 
Bowen, J. D., So. Bap. Th. Sem. 
Bowning, J. W., Bowningsville. 
Boyd, J. P., Polkton. 
Bradley, J. A., Rump Creek. 
Bradley, W. T., Morgan Hill. 
Bradley, W. L., Etna. 



Bradshaw, W. R., Reidsville. 
Bridgers, S. A., Caroleen. 
Bridges, B. M., Gastonia. 
Bridges, D.P., Lincolnton. 
Bridges, J. M., Camp Call. 
Bridges, J. B., Jugtown. 
Briggs, H. W., Bald Creek. 
Hriggs, J. W., Mars Hill. 
Briggs, T. P., Grape Vine. 
Briggs, W. K., Briggsville. 
Bright, A., Spring Creek. 
Brendel, J. A., Democrat. 
Brissom, M. L., Dublin. 
Brissom, W. M., Guyton. 
Bristow, S. F., Coleraine. 
Britt, D. C, Rockingham. 
Britt, Paul, Orrum. 
Brock, S. R., Marshville. 
Brooks, C. v.. Apex. 
Brookshire, J. L., Flat Rock. 
Brown, Asa, Riverside. 
Brown," A. E., Asheville. 
Brown, T. K., Black Mountain. 
Brown, J. W., Trap Hill. 
Brown, H. A., Winston-Salem. 
Brown, T. L., So. Bap. Sem. 
Brown, S. D., Hamptonville. 
Brunt, Wm., Whiteoak. 
Bryant, L., Cypress. 
Buchanan, B., Ector. 
Buchanan, C. L., Dillsboro. 
Buchanan, H. B., Glen Ayre. 
Buchanan, W. G., Elk Park. 
Buff, P. F., Shonp's Ford. 
Bullock, C. P., Clarendon. 
Bumgardner, A. P., CJEsar. 
Bumgarner, W. j., Swanner. 
Bumgarner, G. Z., Wahoo. 
Burns, E. F., "Wahoo. 
Burchett, J. W., Laurel Springs. 
Burger, G. F., Cobbs. 
Burleson, A. M., Wake Forest. 
Burrell, L. C, Hayesville. 
Byrd, R. L., Tolarsville. 

Cade, Baylus, Murphy. 
Gaines, J. T., Shallotte. 
Caines, J. W., Shallotte. 
Caldwell, M. R. N., Canton. 
Cale, D., Potecasi. 
Callahan, N. A., Shallotte. 
Calhoun, C. T., Medlin. 
Calhoun, T. J., Medlin. 
Calloway, J. N., Jefferson. 
Campbell, J. A., Buie's Creek. 
Campbell. Neal, Thaxton. 
Campbell, W. P., Seven Springs. 

Cannon, W. M., Dark Ridge. 
Carroll, R. D., Williamston. 
Carroll, S. T., Virgil. 
Carroll, L. R., Warsaw. 
Carrick, Thomas, High Point. 
Carlton, W. F., Wilbar. 
Carson, J. T., Willetts. 
Carswell, S., Burningtown. 
Carter, I. M., Bernice. 
Carter, Henry, Garland. 
Carter, A. D., Garland. 
Cashwoll, C. S., West Durham. 
Cashwell, J., Blaaenboro. 
Cashwell, R. N., Parkton. 
Cassiday, W.A., Governor Island. 
Caudle, A. B., Wadesboro. 
Caudle, T. A., Algood. 
Chambers, S. A., VVaynesville. 
Chapman, H. R., Wake Forest 
Chappell, L. N., Hamlet. 
Cheek, F. B., Whitehead. 
Childers, W. R., Taylorsville. 
Church, G. H., Lenoir. 
Clark, D. J., Clarkton. 
Clark, M. L., Hartland. 
Clayton, Clubb, Sexton. 
Clenny, L. C, Silver. 
Cobb, N. B., Kerr, R. F. D. 
Cobb, J. W., Lumber Bridge. 
Coley, W. J., Northside. 
Collie, D. S., Bryson City. 
Collier, R. D., Godwin. 
Colly, J. D., New Found. 
Comer, W. T., Windy Gap. 
Ccnrad, S. F., Charlotte. 
Conway, W. W., Baton. 
Cook, Floyd, Cowarts. 
Cook, H. B., Medlin. 
Cook, J. H., Lark. 
Cook, R. S., Addie. 
Cook, W. F., Rich Mountain. 
Cole, C. D., Grantville. 
Cope, C. M., Mocksville. 
Copeland, J. E., Buck Spring. 
Coppedge, G. W., Wakefield. 
Corn, N. W., Lead. 
Corn, N. P. N., Outlook. 
Coram, R. P., Boonville. 
Cordell, J. C, Black Mountain. 
Cothren, Grant, Trap Hill. 
Cowan, G. N., Kinston. 
Cox. C. C, New Bern. 
Craig, B., Rocky Mount, 
Cree, A., Embro. 
Creech, Worley, Kenly. 
Crews, R. W., Germanton. 
Crisp, Jno. Norris. 


Crisp, J. F., Lenoir. 

Crisp, S. M., Welch, 

Crisp, E. D., Upton. 

Crisp, R. H., Dorsey. 

Crisp, Thos., Mildred. 

Croom, H. M., Teck. 

Cross, R. D., Red Springs. 

Crow, Joseph Sodom. 

Crudup, Josiah, Washington. 

Crutchfield, T. S., Roanoke Rap 

Cullom, J. R., Wake Forest. 
Cullom, W. R., Wake Forest. 
Cunningham, H. A., Swain. 
Current, J. M., Buck Shoal. 
Curtis, L. M., Ahoskie. 
Curtis, F. O. S., Dillon, S. C. 

Davenport, J. E. M., Grahiam. 
Davis, M. P., Tarboro. 
Davis, W. H., Wilmington. 
Davis, A. C, Olive Branch. 
Davis, A. W., Deets. 
Davis, J. F., Albemarle. 
Davis, P. S. C, Elizabeth City. 
Davis, R. Lee, Hiddenite. 
Davis, T'. B., So. Bap. Sem. 
Davis, D. C, Cove Creek. 
Dehart, T. S., Etna. 
Dennis, J. D., Bradley's Store. 
Denton, J. R., Dysartsville. 
Devenny, J. V., Liawndale. 
Devin, R. I.. Oxford. 
Deweese, E. A., Murphy. 
Deweese, L., Ouiiook. 
Dietz, J. S., Pearson. 
Dietz, T. F., Bryson City. 
Dills, M. S., vv^arm. 
Dixon, L. R., Goldston. 
Dixon, T., Beam's Mills. 
Dobson, J. H., Atkinson. 
Douglass, J. J., Dunn. 
Dowell, G. J., Carthage. 
Dowell, C. L., Henrietta. 
Dowell, J., Jennings. 
Downing, J. W., Downingsville. 
Downey, J. W., Buchanan. 
Dudley, H. L., Asheville. 
Duke, C. W., Elizabeth City. 
Duke, G. M., Maplevilie. 
Duncan, T. M., Beaver Creek. 
Duncan, J. W., Ledger. 
Duncan, H. J., Clinton. , 
Dunn, W. C, Balsam Grove. 
Dunaway, A. B., Oxford. 
Dunnigan, W. E., Durham. 
Durham, C. H., Lumberton. 

Early, B. G.,Funston. 
Early, D. W., Aulander, 
Edgerton, M. W., Hendersonville 
Ebeltoft, T. W., Shelby. 
Edmundon, John T., Raleigh. 
Edwards, A. A., Winnabow. 
Edwards, A. C, Leicester. 
Edv/ards, D. D., Gary. 
Edwards, C. F., Windsor. 
Edwards, J. E., Dell. 
Edwards, E. J., Wilmington. 
Edwards, J. R., Needmore. 
Edwards, 0. T., Ore Hill. 
Edwards, W^. H., Wake Forest. 
Ellen, M. H., East Durham. 
Eller, J. F., Sweetwater. 
Eller, G. W., Jefferson. 
Eller, A. J., Redaies River. 
Eller, W. H., Greensboro. 
Ellington, E. P., Reidsville. 
Elliott, Josiah, Hertford. 
Elliott, M. C, Rocky Pass. 
Ervin, C. M., Mountain Island. 
Eudy, G. L., Effird's Mills. 
Evans, W. J., Flats. 
Farmer, J. S., RaleigTi. 
Farthing, C. S., Hattie. 
Farthing, J. H., Hattie. 
Farthing, R. M., Forest City. 
Fender, A., Laurelton. 
Ferrebee, J. B., Elizabeth City. 
Ferrell, B. S., Waxhaw. 
Fiddler, F. L., High Point. 
Fields, C. F., Elkin. 
Fisher, Dave, Panther Creek. 
Fisher, J. G., Cotton. 
Flanders, W. N., Charlotte. 
Fleetwood, J. C, Margarettsville. 
Fleming, J. M., Salemburg. 
Fletcher, J. F., Jefferson. 
Fontaine, P. H., Bethel Hill. 
Ford, D. B., Alto. 
Ford, T. N., Otto. 
Forester, J.A., North Wilkesboro. 
Foster, J. A., Glass. 
Fowler, C. L., Greenville, S. C. 
Fox, E. L., Bakersville. 
Fox, S. L., Vilas. 
Franklin, J. K., Devotion. 
Freeman, A. J., Bladenboro. 
Freeman, F. M., Bostic. 
Freeman, J. M., Logan's Store. 
Freeman. T. A.. Bryson City. 
Frisbie, T. J., Spring Creek. 
Fry, W. F., Goldsboro. 
Fulford, W. J., Southern Pines. 
Furgerson, P. F., Lambsville. 



Fuqua, S. W., Eagle Springs. 
Galloway, J. E., Ualloway. 
Garner, S. E., Crozer Sem. 
Gaskins, N. L., Enfield. 
Gentry, S. E., Chatham. 
Gibbs, N. H., Benson. 
Gilbert, R. M., JJimsdale. 
Gillespie, J. C, bnelby. 
Gilliam, E. K., Drew. 
Glenn, W. H., Grigsby. 
Glidewell, C. W., Mayodan. 
Goforth, S. S., Love. ace. 
Goode, J. M., Mooresboro. 
Gooden, A. H., McCurdy. 
Gordan, J. H., Averelle, Va.. 
Gonell, G. W., Owenby. 
Gouge, J. A., Doe Bag. 
Gough, D. A., Bandana. 
Gourley, Robert, Winston. 
Gower, C. E., Clayton. 
Gragg, E. M., Grandfather. 
Graham, H. W., Swann Station. 
Graves, C. D., Wadesboro. 
Gray, J. J., Bowman's Bluff. 
Gray, W. F., Buck Shoal. 
Greaves, C. L., So. Bap. Sem. 
Green, David, Norris. 
Green, B. P., Mooresboro. 
Green, J. B., Forest City. 
Green, R. G., Statesville. 
Green, Solomon, Virgil. 
Greene, Edmund, Norris. 
Greene, L. H., Bakersville. 
Greene, D. A., Cranberry. 
Greene, M. L., Anoskie. 
Greene, S. M., Clarissa. 
Greene, J. A., ^^ ake Forest. 
Griffin, J. Z., Baton. 
Griffin, J. W., Stanly. 
Grindstaff, I., Bakersville. 
Grizzard, R. W., Wallace. 
Gulledge, J. G., Lane's Creek. 
Gwaltney, J. P., Hiddenite, 

R. F. D. No. i. 
Gwaltney, H. H., Vernon. 
Gwaltney, J. S., c;ora. 
Gwaltney, L. P., Hiddenite, 

R. F. D. No. 1. 
Gwaltney, W. R., Hickory. 
Gwyn, E. N., Gwyn. 

Hackney, J. D., Franklinville. 
Hackney, J. A., Greensboro. 
Hagaman, J. P., Boone. 
Hagaman, J. G., Sweetwater. 
Hagwood, J. S., Gary. 
Haithcock, U. F., Albemarle. 

Haire, P. H., Fleetwood. 
Hale, Fred. D., Wilmington. 
Hall, J. J., Fayetteville. 
Hall, L. P., Vvestern. 
Hall, ^\*lliam, Cattaloochee. 
Hall, W. G., Roxboro. 
Hall, W. F., Idaho. 
Hall, S. W., Peuiose. 
Hamby, A. C, Rock Spring. 
Hamby, J. H., Champion. 
Hamilton, L. C, Bowman's Bluff. 
Hamilton, R. F., Pump. 
Hamrick, B. M., Rutherfordton. 
Hamrick, W. C, Almond. 
Hamrick, F. C, Pump. 
Hamrick, D. M., Rutherfordton. 
Hauey, J. L., Did Fort. 
Harget, B. F., Kingwood. 
Hare, H., Gap Creek. 
Harman, A. J., Haiman. 
Harman, D.C., Sugar Grove. 
Harmon, G. W., Siler City. 
Harman, J. M., Sugar Grove. 
Harrell, E. J., Woodland. 
Harrell, W. B., uunn. 
Harrelson, H., Gaddysville. 
Harrelson, J., Clarendon. 
Hairill, Z. D., Kliehboio. 
Harrill, H. D., Forest City. 
Harrill, G. P., Thomasviile. 
Harington, E. P., Mt. Pleasant. 
Harris, B. B., Dysartville. 
Harris, D. J., Yanceyvihe. 
Harris, M. S., larboro. 
Harris, E. R.. Durham. 
Harris, T. C, Island Ford. 
Harris, L. W., Eldorado. 
Harris, J. M., Hartland. 
Harris, Wm., Kapp's Mills. 
Hart, J. R., Eye. 
Hartley, D. C, Minneapolis. 
Hartsell, J. W., Morven. 
Hartsell, P. G., Big Lick. 
Harvey, M. A., Old Fort. 
Hawkins, R. N., Sharon. 
Haymore, C. C, Mt. Airy. 
Haymo'-e. 11. D., Mt. Airy. 
Haymore, J. M., Spencer. 
Hayucs, W., Asheville. 
Pfaync-s. .J. M., Clyde. 
I'^ayiies, W. 1^., Nainbo. 
Hayes, W. L., San ford. 
Heatherly, J. R., Saluda. 
HedgtiiPth, I. P., Lumberton. 
Hedgepeth, R. A., Forest City. 
Hegler, D. I., Eupeptic Springs. 
Hefner, S. D., Hudson. 



Helms, D. F., Charlotte. 
Hendeison, G. J., Rugby, Va. 
Henderson, J. K., Dawson. 
Henderson', G. W., Blaine. 
Hendren, J. H., Vaslitl. 
Henley, J. M., Summerfield. 
Hensiey, S. a., Burnsville. 
Hensiey, T. A., Burnsville. 
Hembree, M. A., Murphy. 
Hepps, R. H., bpriug Creek. 
Herring, D. W., Cnmg Kiang. 

Herring, R. H., Concord. 
Hester, R. C, Dublin. 
Hester, S., Biadeuboro. 
Hewitt, D. L., Shailotte. 
Hewlett, R. H., Wilmington. 
Hice, L. H., i3aton. 
Hilburn, D. H., Bladenboro. 
Kilburn, L. \V., Freeman. 
Hilburn, Rufus M., Biadenboro. 
Hildebrand, A., Pearson. 
Hildeb^aud, I. M., Peneiope. 
Hilliard, J. M., High Point. 
Hipps, R. H., Spring Creek. 
Hocutt, J. C, Chapel Hill. 
Hocutt, J. E., Bethel. 
Hodge, J. F., Pool. 
Hogan, N. R., Brasstown. 
Hogue, G. F., Boonville. 
Hogue, G. F., Welch. 
Hogsed, W. H., Murphy. 
Hoke, B. L., Asheville. 
PloKand, G. W., Winston. 
HoJlar, I., Eupeptic Springs. 
Hollernan, J. M., Apex. 
Holloman, W. A., Jonesville. 
Hollifieid, A. P., Bostic. 
Holmes, W. G., Epsom. 
Holsclaw, T. C, Clotho. 
Honeycutt, D., CLngman. 
Honeycutt, G. A., Albemarle. 
Honeycutt, R., Clinton. 
Honeycutt, W. H., Albsmarle. 
Hooker, R. D., Henrietta. 
Hooker, W. H., Alexander. 
Hooper, G. W., Robbinsville. 
Hooper, L. W., Tuckasiegee. 
Hooper, P. G., Isa. 
Hooper, C. F., Clinton. 
Hord, A. T., Cleveland. 
Horner, K. C, Statesville. 
Horrell, R. W., Selma. 
Howard, H. H., Bee Log. 
Howell, W. T., Wake Forest. 
Howell, J. K., Rocky Mount. 
Howell, A. T., Murfreesboro. 

Hoyle, J. A., Gastonia. 
Hoyle, B. M., Estatoe. 
Hudgins, Richard, Bat Cave. 
Hudson, T. J., Ching Kiang, 

Hudson, D. J., hiessie. , 

Hufham, J. D., Scotland Neck. 
Hughes, S. A., Valley. 
Hull, W. F., Camp Creek. 
Hume, Thos., Chapel Hill. 
Humphrey, W. A., Orrum. 
Humphries, J. K., Westfield. 
Hundley, W. T., High Point. 
Hunt, A., Gamble's Store. 
Hunt, D. J., Union Mills. 
Hunter, A. D., Cary. 
Huntley, W. S., Bear Wallow. 
Hurley, A., Thaxton. 
Hurst, W. T., Arlington. 
Hutchinson, J. H., Raleigh. 
Hyde, H. H.,Bryson City. 

Ingram, H. M., Pekin. 
Irvin, A. C, Pearl. 
Isaac, E., Hughes. 
Israel, L. Y., Dunsmore. 
Ives, S. Albert, Pine Bluff. 

Jackson, B. P., Myra. 
Jackson, W. C, Asneville. 
Jackson, W. M., Flint. 
Jackson, Elbert, Turner's. 
Jackson, J. B., Goldsboro. 
James, R. H., V/ingate. 
Jamerson, Wm., Fairview. 
Jennings, T. L., Jennings. 
Jenkins, J. T'., Wilson. 
Jarvis, J. F., Adley. 
Jarvis, N. T., Jarvis. 
Jenkens, C. A., Cnapel Hill. 
Johnson, D. L., Downingsville. 
Johnson, E. M., Hughes. 
Johnson, E. O., Newport. 
Johnson, J. A., Elizabethton. 
Johnson, W. B., Grandeur, S. C. 
Johnson, L., Raleigh. 
Johnson, Vv'm. R., Cedar Creek. 
Johnson, W. N., Delway. 
Johnson.R.K.. Edwards' X Roads. 
Johnson, S. H., Gray's Creek. 
Johnson, L. E., Fremont. 
Johnson, J. B., W^alnut Cove. 
Jolly, J. R., Lomax. 
Jones, G. S., Hendersonville. 
Jones, F. H., Reidsville. 
Jones, J. R., Royal. 
Jones, J. W., Depew. 



Jones, R. H., Ai. 
Jones, N. S., New Bern. 
Jones, Wm. H., Uana. 
Jones, W. J., E3tatoe. 
Jordan, F. M., Calvert. 
Jordan, J. R., Gilesville. 
Jordan, James, Franklinville. 
Jordan, S., Robbinsville. 
Newton, J. D., Thomasville. 
Jordan, W. P., Hertford. 
Jordan, Y., New Castle. 
Joyner, A. V., Bethel Hill. 
Justice, A. A., Aetna. 
Justice, J. J., Blue Ridge. 
Justice, T. B., Franklinton. 
Justice, A. I., Fairview. 
Justice, C. B., Rutherfordton. 

Kanot, J., Robbinsville. 
Keeler, O. A., Avita. 
Kendrick, R. G., Jr., Laurinburg. 
Kesler, M. L., Morganton. 
Kesterson, J. W., Franklin. 
Kimsey,W. S., Turtletown, Tenn. 
King, J. D., Cane River. 
King, J. E., Wilmington. 
King, M. C, Wingate. 
King, L. C, Hartland. 
King, R. W., Wilhoit. 
King, T. C, Burnsville. 
King, A. T., Greenville. 
Kinsland, J. L., Crawford. 
Kirk, J. T., Siloam. 
Knight, W. F., Blowing Rock. 
Kuykendall, P. A., Zironia. 
Kuykendall, W. L.,Saluda. 

Laffoon, W. J., Kernersville. 
Lancaster, J. F., Oak Ridge. 
Iiandrum, M. M., Sunshine, 
lane, J. L., Summerfield. 
Laney, J. C., Wayside. 
I.anning, Jeff., Denton. 
Lansdell, J. J., Durham. 
Larkins, J. D., Henderson. 
Lawhon, W. H. H., Lawhon. 
Leach, M. J., Lassiter. 
Ledford, B. M., Ranger. 
Lee, W. F., Tipion. 
Lee, W. M., Summit. 
Lee, M. L., Ashpole. 
Leggett, B., Windsor. 
Leggett, R. J., Howelville. 
Lennon, J. P., Applewhite. 
LePter, J. H.. Bushnell. 
Lewis, C. H., Gamble's Store. 
Lewis, L. G., New Hope Acad'y. 

Lewis, Joseph, Big Laurel. 
Lewis, J. L., Laurelton. 
Lily, Edmond, King's Creek. 
Limrick, R. L., Shelby. 
Liner, J. R., Clyde. 
Little, J. W., Wingate. 
Little, Wm., Lane's Creek. 
Little, T. P., Marshville. 
Littleton, J. W., Palestine. 
Livingston, D. K., Little Pine 

Lloyd, L. A., Rocky Mount. 
Loftin, I. N., Henderson. 
Loftis, R. M., Pinnacle. 
Long, G. T., Gary Creek. 
Long, W. A., Core Creek. 
Logan, W. H., Ayr. 
Logan, J. H., Excelsior. 
Loudermilk, D. P., Glen Alpine. 
Love, A. R., Hendersonville. 
Love, M. A., Franklin. 
Loving, \v. B., Lumberton. 
Lowe, A. E., Bryson City. 
Lumpkin, G. T., Scotland Neck. 
Lunsford, Wm., Asheville. 
Lynch, Isaiah, Rockyhock. 
Lynch, J. W., Wake Forest 

Maddry, C. E., So. Bap. Th. Sem. 
Marcus, W. A., Homestead. 
Marion, T. G., Crutchfield. 
Marley, H. C, Lenoir. 
Marsh, A., Marshville. 
Marsh, R. H., Oxford. 
Man ill, C. H., Polkton. 
Martin. C. F., Ballew. 
Martin, J. H., Long Town. 
Martin, J. L., Raleigh. 
Mprtin, W. N., Gem. 
Martin, O. J., Shoals. 
Martin, G. A., Spring Hope. 
Maf.hbuin, A. B., Nealsville. 
Maishburn, L. J., Flats. 
Mashburu, H. H., Louisburg. 
Mason, J. A., Conclave. 
Mason, W. C, Flats. 
Ma.Hon, B. K., Winston-Salem. 
Mason, N. J., Louisville. 
Massee, J. C, Raleigh. 
Matthews, J. R., Hexlena. 
Matthews, B. H., Swansboro. 
Matthews, N. J., Pilot Mountain. 
Matthias, B., Winston-Salem. 
May, G. W., Rea Oak. 
May, S. S., Allgood. 
Mercer, M. V., Hovvellsville. 
Mercer, T. J., Bolivia. 



McCarson.J . L., Hendersonville. 
McClure, W. B., Alexis. 
McCurry, J. H., Little Pine. 
McDevitt, P., Mars Hill. 
McDuffie, J. F., Hillsboro, R. D. 3 
McFalls, W. T.. Emma. 
McGee, J. F., Culoerson. 
McGinnis, I. J., Banner's Elk. 
Mcintosh, C. M., Clement. 
McKaughan, J. A., Aslipole. 
McKinney, C. H., Bakersville. 
McLendon, J. J., Indian Trail. 
McLeod, D., Bellhaven. 
McLure, W. H., Henrietta. 
McMahon, A., Forest City. 
McMillan, D. C, Ashpole. 
McNeil, M., Wilkesboro. 
McPheeters, S. F., Pensacola. 
Meadows, W. C, Poor's Knob. 
Meeks, O. P., Rowland. 
Melvin, W. A., Harrell's Store. 
Melvin, W. J., White Oak. 
Melvin, W. S., Parkersburg. 
Merrell, G. L., Hobgood. 
Messer, J. C, Core Creek. 
Metcalf, C. C, Briggsville. 
Michael, W. H., Sutherland. 
Michael, Ray, Nettle Knob. 
Middleton, J. B., Saluda. 
Miles, John A., Leicester. 
Miller, Daniel L., Saw Mills. 
Miller, I. C, Buffalo Cove. 
Miller, John R., Thomasville. 
Milliken, B., Ash. 
Milliken, N., Ash. 
Mintz, J. A., Seaside. 
Mitchell, E., Osbornville. 
Mitchell, John, Hexlena. 
Mitchell, S. W., Asheville. 
Moffitt, J. I., Stone Mountain. 
Moore, S. F., Fairview. 
Moore, G, K., Gypsey. 
Moore, Right C, Raleigh. 
Moore, I. F., Pant. 
Moore, J. O., Hunting Creek. 
Moore, R. A., Wing. 
Moore, R. R., Greensboro. 
Moore, S. L., Fairview. 
Moore, Warren, Patterson. 
Morris, J. D., Franklinton. 
Morgan, J. W., Weldon. 
Morgan, B. L., Almond. 
Morgan, D. A., Spring Creek. 
Morgan, E. J., Hominy. 
Morgan, F. M., Flats. 
Morgan, S. J., Morgan Hill. 
Morgan, W. C, Robbinsville. 

Morris, J. D., Royal. 
Morris, W. A., Bowman's Bluff. 
Morrow, J. S., Core Creek. 
Morton, D. S., Whitley. 
Morton,, H., Tliomasville. 
Morton, W. B., Marion. 
Moss, T. J., Forest iCty. 
Moss, N. H., Cherryville. 
Mull, W. F., Camp Creek. 
MuUinax, B. H., Grover. 
Munn, D. C, Piinty. 
Murchison, C. M., Penelope. 
Myers, I. T., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Myers, W. W., Round Mountain. 
Myers, D. R., Salisbury. 
Myers, T. C, Yadkinville. 
Myers, A. E., Round Mountain. 
Myers, W. A., New Castle. 

Nay lor, M. W., Dunn. 
Neeves, J. M., Bud. 
Nelson E. R., Hendersonville. 
Nelson, J. H., Patterson. 
Newton, J. B., Bayboro. 
Newton, J. D., Thomasville. 
Newton, B. F., Csesar. 
Nichols, W. E., Tracadia. 
Nobles, J. W., Pollocksville. 
Norcutt, B. F., Charlotte. 
Norman, M. A., Willetts. 
Norris, H. W., Cosma. 
Norris, Isaac, Crusoe. 
Norris, John, Sweetwater. 
Norton, J. E., Jarrotts. 
Newell, W. C, Nashville. 

Oldham, S. W., Elm City. 
OJive, J. B., Swansboro. 
Ol.'ve', W. C, Apex. 
Oliver, P., Dalton. 
O'lis, W. H., mgalls. 
Orr, P. P., Clotho. 
Orrell, N. B., Kernersville. 
Osmet, J. R., Dallas. 
Overby, R. R., Belcross. 
Overton, W. C, Harrelsville. 
Owen, S. C, Candler. 
Owen, J. H., Fidelity. 
Owen, J. L., Glenville. 
Owen, J. R., Hogback. 

Pace, J. R., Oxford. 
Page, J. M., Hope Mills. 
Page, S. C, Godwin. 
Page, Wiley M., Falcon. 
Painter, J. P., Canto. 
Palmer, R. L., Leander. 



Parks, E. L., Lisbon. 
Parker, C. J. D., Durham. 
Painter, J. P., Swain. 
Pardue, A. T., Adley. 
Parham, S., Mascot. 
Parrish, M. E., Slielby. 
Patton, H. P., Saluda. 
Patton, R. L., Morganton. 
Payne, J. M., Blowing Rock. 
Payseur, J. J., Atkinson. 
Payseur, C. W., Hardin. 
Peek, I. T., Cullasaja. 
Pendergrass, J. K., Franklin. 
Pennell, A. N., Avillar. 
Peebles, G. W., Glady. 
Ferkinson, L. C, Oakville. 
Pernell, P. H., Lincolnton. 
Peterson, C. D., Dalila. 
Peterson, O. J., Lumberton. 
Phillips, H., Nettle Knob. 
Phillips, John, Beech Creek. 
Phillips, Wm., Mt. Airy. 
Phillips, J. L., Houck. 
Phillips, J. B., CoUettsville. 
Pickens, J. M., Juniper. 
Pierce, E. S., Poplar Branch. 
Pinner, R., Faust. 
Pippin, A. A., Wakefield. 
Pitchford, J. A., Littleon. 
Pittman, A. E. C, Rennert. 
Piatt, J. T., Warne. 
Plemmons, B. B., Spring Creek. 
Plemmons, James, Glady. 
Pless, M. W., Crusoe. 
Poe, E. A., Cora. 
Ponder, W. M., Faust. 
Pool, D. W., Tayiorsville, R. D. 3. 
Pope, W. L., Elm Grove. 
Porter, C. W., Elm City. 
Porter, A. H., Orton. 
Posten, R., Camp Call. 
Potter, W. J., Elk Park. 
Powell, W. F., P'ruitland. 
Powell, L. L., East Fork. 
Preslar, M. D. L., Monroe. 
Prevatt, F. A., Lumbartoa 
Prevatt, John Lumberton. 
Prewett, N., Knob Creek. 
Promt, M. S., Democrat. 
Pruett, L. R., Charlotte. 
Pruitt, Julius, Warlick's. 
Pruitt, Berry, Knob Creek. 
Pruitt, Wm., Almond. 
Pugh, J. M., Randleman. 
Pulliam, J. G., Lenoir. 
Putnam, J. W., Magnetic City. 
Putnam, D. F., Cherryville. 

Queen, Cicero, Casar. 
Queen, A. C, Tuckaseigee. 
Queen, B. N., Cathey. 
Queen, J. H., Bryson City. 
Queen, L. E., Cowartz. 
Queen, W. H., Oconaluffty. 
Queen, Thos. H., Balsam. 

Ramsey, Garret, Marshall. 
Ray, R. R., Mayodan. 
Rector, J. A., Morganton. 
Reddish, W. H., Gastonia. 
Reece, J. N., Galloway. 
Reed, W. W., Willetts. 
Reedy, E. W., Rugby, Va. 
Reese, J. V., Cruso. 
Reid, James B., Hughes. 
Reid, T. M., Hughes. 
Reid, G. W., Salisbury. 
Renfrow, W. B., Charlotte. 
Rhodes, J. R., Saluda. 
Rickard, D. V., Columbia. 
Rich, J. H., Greensboro. 
Rich, W. H., Salisbury. 
Richardson, J. B., High Point. 
Rickman, P. R., Leatherman. 
Riddle, B. B., Pensacola. 
Riddle, H. B., Big Pine. 
Riddle, J., Beaver Creek. 
Rivenbark. W. B., Tayiorsville. 
Roberts, Creed, Berlin. 
Roberts, D. J., Cherry Lane. 
Roberts, D. J., Trap Hill. 
Roberts, L. C, Sexton. 
Robbins, D. P., Duke. 
Robertson, \V. A., Barnardsville. 
Robeson, H. S., Shaliotte. 
Rock, C. M., Clinton. 
Rogers, M., Bushnell. 
Rollins, B. F., Elkin. 
Rose, J. W., Edenton. 
Rosser, W. O., Essex. 
Rowell, J. E., Cleon. 
Rowell, S. J., Cleon. 
Roy, W. H., Paint Fork. 
Royall, W. B., Wake Forest. 
Royal, R., Kelly. 
Ruppe, John, Bj^arsville. 

Sales, J., Mount Tabor. 
Sams, J. F., Cane River. 
Sandling, R. C, Clinton. 
Scarborough, C.W.,Murfreesboro. 
Scott, J. J., Branchville. 
Scotten, A. K., Coleridge. 
Sears, D. R., Siler City. 



Seagle, L. M., Spring Creek. 
Seago, P. H., Lilesville. 
Sellers, J., Supply. 
Sentell, R. A., Waynesville. 
Settlemyer, G. W., Henrietta. 
Setzer, A. W., Burlington. 
Shaver, J. M., Dealville. 
Shaw, J. A., Elizabeth City. 
Sheets, Henry, Lexington. 
Shell, P. J., Gibbs. 
Shell, J. T., Petra Mills. 
Shell, J. W., Petra Mills. 
Shell, L. C, Jonas Ridge. 
Shepherd, N. H., Okeeweemee. 
Sherwood, A. C, Leesville. 
Sherwood, J. J. L., Yerger. 
Shinn, J. L., Salemburg . 
Shoaf, R. I>.. Linney. 
Sigmon, C. A., Gary. 
Silver, E. D., Newdale. 
Silver, Edmond, Micaville. 
Simmons, S. F., Jonesville. 
Simonds, W. S., Nina. 
Sims, A. H., King's Mountain. 
Simms, B. W. N., Waynesville. 
Skinner, T. E., Fletcher. 
Sledge, J. W., Stallings. 
Sluder, M. M., Juno. 
Smiley, J. S., Swain. 
Smith, A. B., Marble. 
Smith, James A., Wilmington. 
Smith, J. E., Charlotte. 
Smith, J. F., Uzark. 
Smith, J. W., Clayton. 
Smith, J. L., Siler City. 
Smith, W. A., Lexington. 
Snider, D. A., Wingate. 
Snider, J. W., Wingate. 
Snider, W. A., Portsmouth. 
Soles, J., Mount Tabor. 
Sorrell, A. P., Garden City. 
Sothern, W. P., Granite Falls. 
Sparks, AV. H.. Ball Creek. 
Sparks. J. C, Ball Creek. 
Speight, T. T., Lewiston. 
Speight, J. A., Winton. 
Spence, J. P., New Bern. 
Spence, J. R., Polk. 
Spencer, M. S., Hickory. 
Spilman, B. W., Kinston. 
Springfield, Robt., Granger, S. C. 
Sprinkle, A. J., Fulton. 
Staley, W. F., Biltmore. 
Stallings, J. N., Salisbury. 
Stallings, N. P., Hertford. 
■ Stamey, E. A., Lineback. 
Stamey, J. G.. Balsam Grove. 

Stanley, C, Braswell. 
Stanley, G. F., Loris, S. C. 
Stanley, N., Braswell. 
Stanley, J. F., Graybeal. 
Stanberry, J. S., Almond. 
Standridge, H. C., Hiawassee.Ga. 
Stephens, A. B., Autryville. 
Stephens, M. A., Cedar Creek. 
Stephenson, R. S., Raleigh. 
Stanly, G. W., Molly. 
Staton, J. S., Zirconia. 
Staton, M. M., Saluda. 
Steppee, J. G., Blue Ridge. 
Stewart, J. L., Clinton. 
Stoker, A. P., Denton. 
Stone, C. H., Haystack. 
Stough, A. L., Pineville. 
Stradley, J. A., Oxford. 
Strickland, W. H., Sanford. 
Stringfleld, 0. L., Burnsville. 
Summey, J. A., Hannersville. 
Snttle, J. W., Smithfield. 
Sitton, J. D., Painter. 
Pwaim, S. D., Mocksville. 
Swaim, V. M., Cool Springs. 
Swain, E. L., Shallotte. 

Taibirt, V,'. T'., Concord. 
Taylor. J. R., Jackson. 
Taylor, A. J., Chinquapin. 
Taylor, E. C, Bud. 
Taylor, C. E., Wake Forest. 
Taylor, E. L., Mack. 
Tayicr, T. J., Warrenton. 
Teeter, F!. D., Locust Level. 
Tew, .J( hn O., Fayetteville. 
Tew, J. W., Iredell. 
Tew, D. W., Blake. 
Tew, C. T., Wake Forest. 
Thames, B. D., Murphy. 
Therrell, W. A., Asheville. 
Thomas, A. B., Sylva. 
Thomas. C. A. G., Edenton. 
Thomas, L W., Lenoir. 
Tbcmas, James C, Bandana. 
Thoraas, K., Ledonia. 
Thoinasson, D. W., Belmont. 
Thompson, C. J., Durham. 
Thomi'ion, W. M., Lilesville. 
Tborn, J. B., Ferry. 
T'lioy. G. v., Chapel Hill. 
Tiptc.i-., B. C, Fairfax. 
Tipton, B. l!., Burnsville. 
Tolar, J. N., Mt. Olive. 
Toney, B. W., Caroleen. 
Townsend, J. T., Carmichael. 
Townsend, B., Broadway. 



Threadway, E. R., Spring Creek. 
Trivett, J. W., Dark Ridge. 
Tucker, Elihu, Bud. 
Turner, E. W., Dobson. 
Turner, J. C, fcjo. Bap. Th. Sem. 
Tyuch, Josephus, Rockyhock. 
Tyree, W. C, Raleigh. 

Upchurcli, C. A., Gary. 
Uilf.v. (.. Ij., Wilmington. 

Vannoy, W. H., Hamptonville. 
Vann, R. T., Raleigh. 
Vaughan, L. D., Sparta. 
Vernon, J. H., Wake Forest. 
Vestal, M. H., Jonesville. 
Vinson, J. D., Scaly. 
Vinson, T. J., Cullasaja. 
Vipperman, J. H., High Point. 
Vipperman, J. L., Dallas. 

Waff, W. B., Reynoldson. 
Walker, J. M., Rutherfordton. 
Walker, M., Swan Creek. 
WHlker, N., New Castle. 
Walker, R. P., Morehead City. 
Wall, J. 0., Maxwell. 
Wallen, S., Big Laurel. 
WciHor. »;'.sse, Marshall. 
Walton, M. C, Burgaw. 
Wallace, W. C, Hamer. 
Waslil)urn, D. G., DePew. 
Wrirrtn, T.. Rugby, Va. 
Watkins, G. T., Roxboro. 
Watson, W. F., Monroe. 
Watson, T. D., Oconalufty. 
Watson, J. W., Newton. 
VVaycaslei, J. R., Estatoe. 
Weatherman, J. G., Jennings. 
Webster, G. B., Pactolus. 
Weldon, A. L., Brevard. 
Wells, C. G., Scatesville. 
West, W. E., Elizabeth City. 
Weston, E. L., Forestville. 
Wheeler, Z. W., New Light. 
Wheeler, J. W., Wilmington, 
wiieelous, Z. W., Grissom. 

Whisnant, E. S., Maiden. 
White, J. A., Lenoir. 
White, J. M., Apex. 
Wnite, G. W., Rockyhock. 
White, M. P., Phoenix. 
White, R. T., Seaboard. 
Whitehead, W. H., Beaufort. 
Whitener, P. A., Morganton. 
Whiteside, Z. T.,Eree. 
Whiteside, W. M., Columbus. 
Whitley, A. E., Round Mountain. 
Whitlock, L. A., Porter. 
Wiggins, A., Bryson City. 
Wilcox, A. G., Spring Hope. 
Wilcox, William, Todd. 
Wilcox, A., Mooresville. 
Wild, J. M., Walnut Run. 
Wild, J. R., Big Pine. 
Wilhoit, G. O., Marshville. 
Williams, A. J., Zephyr. 
Williams, B. B., Harrelsville. 
Williams, J. M., Collinsville. 
Williams, C. C, Louisburg. 
Williams, 0. P., Bryson City. 
Williams, J. G., Star. 
Wilson, L. A., Sutherland. 
Wilson, L. C, Hattie. 
Wilson, Samuel, Bee Log. 
Wilson, W. H., Madison. 
Wilson, S. B., Yanceyville. 
Wood, T. G., Manteo. 
Wood, E. M., Cisco. 
Wood, M. A., Marshall. 
Woodson, C. J., Shelby. 
Woodall, W. H., Clyde. 
Woodard, J. D., Gastonia. 
Wooten, F. T., Chadbourn. 
Wright, T. S., Rockingham. 
Wright, W. E., Camden. 
Wyatt, W. J., Troutman's. 
Wyncoop, A. M., Morganton. 
Wolf, G. F., Dimsdale. 

Yonce, Jacob, Parish. 
York, M., Rugby, Va. 
Young, P. R., Asheville. 
Young, A. W., Scaly. 

Born 18i7 : died 1905. 

Born 1,S;36: died 1905. 





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